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Poetry Café

Arnie Reisman, a former MV Poet Laureate, organizes readings by Island poets whose words offer unique perspectives on life on the Vineyard and in the world at large.

Arnie Reisman

Arnie Reisman

 

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Poetry & Pie – December 2019

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Hosted by Arnie Reisman

Featuring guest poets Justen Ahren, Lee McCormack, Georgia Morris and Claudia Taylor


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Poetry & Pie – November 2019

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Hosted by Arnie Reisman

Season premiere! Featuring guest poets Steve Ewing (Edgartown Poet Laureate), Jill Jupen (Martha's Vineyard Poet Laureate), Ann Lees and Christopher Legge.


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Poetry Cafe – April 2019

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Hosted by Arnie Reisman

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


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Poetry Cafe March 2019

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Hosted by Fan Ogilvie

Monthly cafe featuring work of island poets, with guests Donald Nitchie, Marlan Sigelman, Spencer Thurlow and Jennifer Tseng. Guest hosted by Fan Ogilvie
$10 cash only admission, includes a beverage and a slice of Pie Chicks pie.


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Poetry Cafe February 2019

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby

An evening celebrating Judith Neeld, a 1985 winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Emily Dickinson Award, featuring readings from a range of her poems. Hosted by Arnie Reisman.
$10 cash only admission, includes a beverage and a slice of Pie Chicks pie.


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Poetry Cafe

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Hosted by Arnie Reisman

With guest poets Holly Bergon, Paul Dawson,* Christopher Legge and Annette Sandrock *Paul Dawson has canceled due to a cold. We are happy to announce that Maureen Hall will be reading in his stead.


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Poetry Cafe

Marilyn Meyerhoff Lobby
Hosted by Arnie Reisman

With guest poets Justen Ahren, Margaret Emerson, Steve Ewing and Jennifer Smith-Turner


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