Wednesday, June 21st, 2017, 7 p.m.
The Poetry Society meets at Gibson's Bookstore on the third Wednesday of most months! Our headliners this month are Hope Jordan & Kevin Carey. An open mic follows their readings. All are welcome, newcomers are encouraged!
Hope Jordan’s poetry and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in such journals as Flash Flash Click, Comstock Review and Naugatuck River Review. Beginning this September, she will be an MFA candidate in Creative Writing (Fiction) at UMass Boston. Her first poetry chapbook, The Day She Decided to Feed Crows, is forthcoming in 2017 by Cervena Barva Press. She was the first official poetry slam master in New Hampshire and she coached the inaugural NH Poetry Slam Team in 2007.
Kevin Carey is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at Salem State University. He has published three books – a chapbook of fiction, The Beach People from Red Bird Chapbooks (2014) and two books of poetry from Cavankerry Press, The One Fifteen to Penn Station (2012) and Jesus Was a Homeboy (2016) which was recently selected as an Honor Book for the 2017 Paterson Literary Prize. Two poems from this collection have been featured on The Writer’s Almanac. His one act plays have been staged at The New Works Festival and The New Hampshire Theater Project. Kevin is a past winner of the “Best Screenplay” award at The New Hampshire Film Festival (2009) and is a documentary filmmaker. His latest project Unburying Malcolm Miller premiered at the Mass Poetry Festival on May 5th, 2017.