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Hosted by Arnie Reisman

Virtual Poetry Cafe – January 2021

Peter Ledermann

Peter Ledermann is currently owner and Director of Engineering at the Soundsmith Corporation. He has spent much of his life inventing, as well as designing and manufacturing all types of high end audio equipment including the “lost art” of hand making and rebuilding phono cartridges. He also worked for many years at the IBM T. J. Watson research center, a “think tank” located in Westchester county NY. His interests include philosophy, humor, all forms of science including metaphysics, travel, writing short stories and poetry, but most of all gathering with friends. He is a member of the Cleaveland House Poets and has published one book of his poems, illustrated with his own water color paintings. His poetry has been published numerous times in Cross Currents magazine, and appeared in the most recent Cleaveland house poetry anthology. Peter has been “spontaneously” receiving poetry since he was 9 years old, and states that he just “quickly writes what he hears”. Once he receives them in this manner, he generally remembers most of what he has “heard” over nearly the past 60 years.

Ellen Story

Ellen Martin Story is a member of the Cleaveland House Poets. Her work has appeared in the Martha's Vineyard Times "Poetry Corner". Retired public servants, she and her husband reside in Oak Bluffs.

Richard Wace

In his own words - "Born in 1943 in Scotland, moved to England. Public (private) school. Preferred career was the army, turned down as I only had one functioning eye, they preferred two. Career counselor advised pursuing career as writer/copywriter, but to avoid a career that involved figures. Apparently I only had one good ear as I tried to become an accountant and eventually settled on stockbroking. Came to the US in 1976 as a stockbroker, married in 1982 acquiring three stepchildren. Retired March 2020. Started writing around 1990, and I have tried my hand at sonnets, verse, limericks, honoring (skewering) friends on significant achievements/milestones. Now concentrating on more Homeric enterprises, telling stories of other worlds, where I can understand the rules."

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