Ever After, with poet Dianalee Velie

Saturday, March 25th, 2017, 2 p.m.

cover art Ever AfterPoet Dianalee VeliePoet Dianalee Velie presents Ever After, an irreverent volume of verse that follows the further adventures of many of our favorite fairy tale characters, as they navigate contemporary settings and situations. Alice goes to a substance abuse meeting, Pinocchio has political ambitions, and Cinderella attends her high school reunion, and much more!

About the author: Dianalee Velie is the Poet Laureate of Newbury New Hampshire where she lives and writes.  She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College, where she has served as faculty advisor of Inkwell: A Literary Magazine. She has taught poetry, memoir, and short story at universities and colleges in New York, Connecticut and New Hampshire and in private workshops throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Her award-winning poetry and short stories have been published in hundreds of literary journals and many have been translated into Italian. She enjoys traveling to rural school systems in Vermont and New Hampshire teaching poetry for the Children’s Literacy Foundation. Her play, Mama Says, was directed by Daniel Quinn in a staged reading in New York City. She is the author of five books of poetry, Glass House, First Edition, The Many Roads to Paradise, The Alchemy of Desire, Ever After and a collection of short stories, Soul Proprietorship: Women in Search of Their Souls. She is a member of the Vermont Branch of the National League of American Pen Women, the New England Poetry Club, the New Hampshire Poetry Society and founder of the John Hay Poetry Society.

Event date: 
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
The Alchemy of Desire: Poems Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935514053
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Plain View Press, LLC - June 20th, 2013

The Alchemy of Desire is an ecstatic collection of poems that literally and metaphorically affirms life and the power of poetry to heal and connect with the pulse beating of the world. The poems take you on a journey, from the powerful opening poem "In The Beginning" which ends with the couplet: "It will be my masterpiece.

Soul Proprietorship: Women in Search of Their Souls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935514732
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Published: Plain View Press, LLC - December 11th, 2010

In Soul Proprietorship: Women in Search of Their Souls, Dianalee Velie seeks - and finds proprietorship of the soul - through a wonderful collection of character-driven short stories, with an accent on magical realism. Sensations Magazine initially published five of the 24 stories in this new collection, over a period of several years.