Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series

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WENDY DREXLER’s first book-length collection, Western Motel, was published in 2012 by Turning Point. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Barrow Street, Blood Orange Review, Cider Press Review, Salamander, Off the Coast, and other journals. Her work has been featured on Verse Daily and in the anthologies Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust and Burning Bright: Passager celebrates 21 Years. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Wendy Drexler grew up in Denver, Colorado and now lives in Belmont. She is a poetry editor for Sanctuary, the magazine of the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

AIMEE SANDS is the author of The Green-go Turn of Telling, just released by the Irish press Salmon Poetry. Her poems have previously appeared in FIELD, Beloit Poetry Journal, Poet Lore, Salamander, and other literary journals. Aimee Sands is also an independent documentary film maker who has won numerous grants and awards for her films including “What Makes Me White?” used frequently as an anti-racism tool in many colleges, churches and nonprofits. Previous documentaries have appeared on WGBH, NPR, and PBS. Aimee teaches at Babson College and is co-director of the Brookline Poetry Series.

ANDREW SOFER’s first book of poems, Wave, published by Main Street Rag in 2010, traces a journey from childhood to fatherhood across three national landscapes linked by water. Praised by the Times Literary Supplement for its “many pleasures,” Wave was named a finalist in nine national poetry contests incluiding the Morse Prize and the New Criterion Prize. Andrew Sofer’s poems have received awards from Southwest Review, Atlanta Review, Iambs and Trochees, The Lyric, and the New England Poetry Club. He lives in Jamaica Plain and teaches at Boston College.

Chapter and Verse takes place in the historic Loring-Greenough House at 12 South Street in Jamaica Plain Center, just across from the Monument.

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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