Friday, May 2, 2014



WORKSHOP: 1-3pm 
READING: 3:30pm

Both events are free and open to all. No preregistration is required. The events will take place in Seligmann's Studio at the Seligmann Center (23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY). The workshop will run from 1-3pm with the reading to follow at 3:30pm. 

Workshop (1-3pm):

The Northeast Poetry Center’s College of Poetry presents a workshop conducted by Gary J. Whitehead, focusing on the use of three rhetorical devices (asyndeton, polysyndeton and anaphora). Participants will examine examples in published poems and then compose a new poem practicing the conscious use of the devices.

Whitehead is a poet, teacher, painter and crossword constructor. His third collection of poems, A Glossary of Chickens, was published by Princeton University Press in 2013. His previous books include Measuring Cubits while the Thunder Claps and The Velocity of Dust. He has also authored three chapbooks of poetry, two of which were winners of national competitions. He is recipient of writing awards including a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and the Pearl Hogrefe Fellowship at Iowa State University. His poems have appeared widely, most notably in The New Yorker.

Reading (3:30pm start): 
Poetry on the Loose presents a reading by poet Patricia Kett. Kett is a retired registered nurse for whom writing has been love, work, obsession, play, and escape for over sixty years. Her poetry has been published in newspapers, journals, magazines, and four anthologies, including  The Rutherford Red Wheelbarrow (2012) and Caduceus (2012). She is a member of the Upper Delaware Writers Collective in Narrowsburg, New York and has participated in poetry readings throughout the region. Her collection of poems, No Need to Repeat Old Lies or Old Lives, appeared in 2012 and her self-help book, Happy is Not a Goal! was released in 2013.

An open reading will follow.