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Hosted by Arnie Reisman

Poetry Cafe – April 2019

With guest poets Myles Gordon, Jill Jupen, Georgia Morris and Susan Puciul.

$10 cash only admission includes a beverage and a slice of Pie Chicks pie.

Myles Gordon

Myles’ first book, Inside the Splintered Wood, (Tebot Bach Press) was a finalist for a Massachusetts Book Award. He has published three other books, In Between the Charges (Broadstone Books), Recite Every Day (Evening Street Press), Until It Does Us In (Cervena Barva Press). He is a winner of the Grolier Poetry Prize. He teaches school near Boston, and is a part time Editor/Reporter/Producer for WBUR radio. Prior to teaching, he was a producer for Boston’s ABC TV affiliate WCVB (Channel 5), where he received four New England Emmy Awards.

Jill Jupen

JIll is the newly named Poet Laureate of Martha's Vineyard, She is a psychiatric nurse, a poet and a playwright. Her play "The Fifty-Minute Hour" was first produced as part of Island Theater Workshop's "Pick of the Crop" presentation and was recently produced at ArtSpace and filmed at MVTV as part of the "Brief Plays On a Small Stage" collection. She is currently working on a play about Spalding Gray. Jill has been writing poetry most of her life. She received an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. She has been facilitating a poetry group for the Edgartown Council on Aging for six years and this February and March will be teaching, for a third year, a five-week mid-winter poetry class at the West Tisbury Library. She grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont but has lived here in Vineyard Haven year-round for sixteen years with her husband, five dogs and lots of books.

Georgia Morris

Georgia is a writer of poems, plays, fiction and documentary films. Thirty years ago she moved to the Vineyard as a partner in Galen Films with her husband, Len. Georgia has written plays and fiction, raised their two kids, Sam and Lily, co-founded the 4th Grade Theater Project with MJ at the Playhouse and has always kept her secret life of poetry brewing. At the moment she’s polishing up her first novel.

Susan Puciul

Susan grew up in the wilds of Bayonne, New Jersey where she wrote her first nature poem at the age of 9. As a lifelong dancer, her experience is that poetry helps us come to our senses as well as opening us to the transcendent amidst the ordinary. Her writing is inspired by the natural world interfaced with the stories of the ancestor, the mysteries of the stranger and those who call the island home.

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