My poem “Alita Darcy” has been chosen for inclusion in the Northampton Arts Council’s inaugural Biennial Poetry Reading based on the theme “Motion/Emotion” and accompanied by a juried art exhibit on the theme. Judges Patrick Donnelly, Susan Kan, and Christopher Gonzalez selected 12 winning poems from over 150 submissions from 53 poets.
Artistic responses to the “Motion-Emotion” theme were to revolve around the central idea of a quote by William Faulkner:
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that 100 years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
Join us for a reading at 7:00 pm on Monday, October 26, 2015 in the Hosmer Gallery at Forbes Library, Northampton. Northampton’s poet laureate, Patrick Donnelly, will be emceeing the event, and refreshments will be served.
Read my poem, and the other selected poems, here: