Last Thursday’s poetry night was well attended with standing-room-only by the time the readers began. As always, a reading at Longfellow Books in Portland has a warm and friendly atmosphere and I saw several familiar faces, a few I had not seen in a while, making it all the more savory.
Other recent news came in from L.R. Berger in New Hampshire. L.R. was granted a writer-in-residence stay and grant at Wellspring House in western Mass., and gave a reading at the end of that 2 weeks of work on poems.
Also, L.R. participated in The Ikeda Center’s seventh annual Ikeda Forum for Intercultural Dialogue , and for those who don’t know, she is an active member NE Associate Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service . Her book The Unexpected Aviary received the Jane Kenyon Award for poetry.