NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Everett Hoagland graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and from Brown’s graduate creative writing program. He was the first Poet Laureate of New Bedford, MA from 1994 to 1998, an educator for 40 years, and is Professor Emeritus, University of MA, Dartmouth. He has had poetry readings all over the U S, in Ghana, Cuba, and China, and he continues to make public presentations across the country and around the world. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and several books and he has won the Gwendolyn Brooks Award and two MA Artist Foundation Fellowships. Hoagland's most recent book is titled THE MUSIC & other Selected Poems. And he is the recipient of the 2015 Langston Hughes Society Award.
"Every person in the world stands in need of a poet/friend, someone who cares and someone who comprehends. Everett Hoagland is just such a poet/friend. I sure am glad he's mine." Maya Angelou
Rene Schwiesow is co-host for this venue. A Somerville Bagel Bard, her publishing credits include Muddy River Poetry Review, The Waterhouse Review, and Ibbetson Street Press. Her work has been aired on the Talking Information Network, a non-profit service for the visually impaired. She has been a guest on radio shows in both Massachusetts and Vermont as well as on Somerville, Plymouth, Wareham, and New Bedford, MA local television, and has had her work in the spotlight on vailable the Massachusetts Poetry Festival website. She is a managing editor for Ibbeston Street Magazine. Rene’s book, Shades is forthcoming from Cervena Barva Press and will be hopefully available at the reading.
MUSIC FEATURE- MICHAEL SHEA
Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:45pm. Free admission and refreshments.