Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series: Dorothy Derifield, Mark Pawlak, Alan Smith Soto

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FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm



Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, one reader has changed.

NEW: Dorothy Derifield's work has received an editor's award from Plainsongs, and has appeared in the Radcliffe Quarterly and Harvard Magazine, among others. She is the director of the long-running literary series Chapter and Verse and is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets. She is the author of the chapbook, The River and the Lakes. She lives in Roslindale and has taught poetry groups at Sherrill House, a nursing home in Jamaica Plain.

Mark Pawlak is the author of seven poetry collections and the editor of six anthologies. His latest books are Go to the Pine: Quoddy Journals 2005 – 2010 (Plein Air Editions/Bootstrap Press) and Jefferson’s New Image Salon: Mashups and Matchups (Cervena Barva Press). His work has appeared in a number of anthologies including The Best American Poetry and in numerous journals, New American Writing, Mother Jones, and Poetry South, among others. For 30 years Mark Pawlak has been an editor of Hanging Loose, one of the oldest literary journals and presses in the country. In his spare time he is professor of mathematics at the University of MA, Boston.

Alan Smith Soto, who reads his work in both Spanish and English, was born in Costa Rica, and lived in Madrid before he came to dwell among us in Jamaica Plain. His book of poems, Fragmentos de alcancia (Treasure Jar Fragments) was published with support from the Spanish Consulate of Boston. His poetry has been anthologized in Poetas sin fronters (Madrid:Verbum, 200) among others and has appeared in many journals including Anthropos and International Poetry Review. His second book of poems, Libro del lago is forthcoming. Alan Smith Soto is Professor of Spanish literature at Boston University.

Suggested donation $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.

Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is ample nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street, between Burroughs and Thomas Streets, just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.

For information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com or email dorothy.derifield@gmail.com or call 617-325-8388.


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