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Poetry Café – February

Hosted by
ARNIE REISMAN

With poets:
Justen Ahren
Liz Pozen
Susan Puciul
Brooks Robards
Annette Sandrock

$10 at the door, cash only
Price includes a beverage and a slice of PIE CHICKS pie.

Justen Ahren

Martha’s Vineyard Poet Laureate, Justen Ahren is the author of A Strange Catechism, and a forthcoming collection of poetry and photographs from Shanti Arts Publisher entitled A Machine for Remembering. His current work is around the theme of displaced peoples. His poetry soon will be on exhibit at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art as part of a year long exhibit featuring artists working in collaboration.

Liz Pozen

A retired psychotherapist in Boston and a painter who has been showing her work for the past 30 years. A graduate from the University of PA, Cambridge University in England and Columbia University. Recently began writing poetry. First book of poetry published January 2017 called The Heart of the Family.

Susan Puciul

A native of Bayonne, NJ - a place she says she was constantly trying to lose as in "Dad, let's get lost" on Sunday drives. Feeling more at home in nature, she has lived on the Vineyard since completing a degree in English in 1976. She feels that "all poetry begins in the body" and loves to dance. Her dancing companions have included "Vineyard Dance" and presently "What's Written Within". Susan has presented her poetry in conjunction with choreography at the Yard in Chilmark and at Featherstone. A member of the Cleveland House Poets since 2009, her work has appeared in their published anthology, in Legacy of Light, on NPR and various poetry journals over the years.

Brooks Robards

Brooks Robards spends four months of the year in Oak Bluffs. She’s authored 15 books, including four collections of Vineyard poetry, and writes features as well as movie and art reviews for Island newspapers. Her most recent Island poetry collection is “On Island,” with images by Hermine Hull.

Annette Sandrock

Annette Sandrock is a former Martha's Vineyard high school teacher of English, US and World Histories and English-as-a-second-language. During an off-island hiatus from her 30 years on the Vineyard, she served as an advertising copywriter and marketing consultant for ABC affiliate, WJET-TV, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and regularly wrote reviews of plays, operas, dance, concerts, gallery openings, and features in The Erie Times and Showcase Magazine. She has also been a contributor to the MV Times. Her poetry has been published in the following collections: Cleaveland House Poetry: 55 years, 2015
Legacy of Light: Poems for the Gay Head Lighthouse, 2014,
Martha's Vineyard Poets' Collective New Work, 2013.

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