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Saturday, May 2 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Group 18/Open Field Press: A Conversation in Poetry LIMITED

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Group 18 is a Northampton poetry workshop founded by Jack Gilbert, Linda Gregg, and Jim Finnegan more than a quarter century ago. Some thirty-four poets have joined the group over the years, among them a recipient of the Pablo Neruda Prize, several National Endowment for the Arts Fellows, and a Pulitzer finalist. Open Field Press, a cooperative endeavor of Group 18, has published an anthology of poetry by past and present members as well as individual collections. This reading offers selections from those books and other work, arranged as a composition in which the poems interweave, conversing with one another from reader to reader.

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Rosalyn Driscoll

Rosalyn Driscoll is a sculptor as well as a poet. Her recent book, Conjured from Dust, has photographs of her sculptures mingled with the poems.
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Margaret Lloyd

Margaret Lloyd was born in Liverpool, England of Welsh parents and grew up in a Welsh community in central New York State. Forged Light (Open Field Press) is her third collection of poems. Alice James Books brought out her first collection, This Particular Earthly Scene. Plinth Books published A Moment in the Field: Voices from Arthurian Legend. In addition, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press published William Carlos Williams’ Paterson: A... Read More →
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Henry Lyman

Henry Lyman’s work has appeared in The Nation, New England Watershed, The New York Times, Poetry, and other periodicals. Open Field Press published his collection The Land Has Its Say in April of this year. He edited Robert Francis’s new and uncollected poems Late Fire, Late Snow and an anthology of New England poetry, After Frost, both published by The University of Massachusetts Press. From 1976 to 1994 he hosted and produced Poems to a... Read More →
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Missy-Marie Montgomery

Missy-Marie Montgomery is Professor of English and Humanities at Springfield College. Her work has appeared in over 25 literary magazines, including Bellevue Literary Review, Connecticut Review, Poetry International, Rattle, Pearl, Cimarron Review, and Crab Orchard Review. Her chapbook, The Blue Gate, was published in 2009 by Pudding House Press, and her book Half-life of Passion is due out in April, 2015, by Open Field Press.
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Bill O'Connell

Bill O’Connell is the author of two collections of poems, Sakonnet Point and On The Map To Your Life. His poems have been published in The Sun, Green Mountains Review, Poetry East, and others. He teaches creative writing and literature at Greenfield Community College in Western Massachusetts.

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Henry Lyman

Henry Lyman’s work has appeared in The Nation, New England Watershed, The New York Times, Poetry, and other periodicals. Open Field Press published his collection The Land Has Its Say in April of this year. He edited Robert Francis’s new and uncollected poems Late Fire, Late Snow and an anthology of New England poetry, After Frost, both published by The University of Massachusetts Press. From 1976 to 1994 he hosted and produced Poems to a... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Universalist Church

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