Please join us and the Jamaica Pond Poets for another evening of readings by local writers and poets. Chapter & Verse is an ongoing series that takes place at the historic Loring Greenough House once a month October through May.
Linda Flaherty Haltmaier is an award-winning poet and the first-ever Poet Laureate of Andover, Massachusetts. She is the winner of the Homebound Publications Poetry Prize for her latest collection, Rolling up the Sky. She was a Finalist for the Princemere Poetry Prize, and her work was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poetry has appeared extensively in journals and anthologies, including Ink & Letters, Voices of the Sacred Landscape, and Canopic Jar. Her debut collection, Catch and Release, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2015. A Harvard graduate, Linda lives in Andover with her husband and daughter.
Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). Her work has appeared in AGNI, Poetry International, FIELD, Prairie Schooner, The Christian Science Monitor and many other journals. She has taught creative writing at Boston University and at Brandeis University. Kapur has received fellowships from The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Vermont Studio Center and MacDowell Colony. She is the director of the New England arts program The Tannery Series and serves as Poetry Editor at The Drum Literary Magazine. She was recently named an “Asian-American poet to watch” by NBC News. Kapur grew up in Honolulu and now lives north of Boston.
Dorian Kotsiopoulos has featured at various poetry venues in Massachusetts. Her poems have appeared in literary and medical journals, including Poet Lore, Salamander, Slipstream, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Women’s Review of Books, and Cahoodaloodaling. A member of the Jamaica Pond Poets, Dorian works as a technical writer at athenahealth in Watertown. This year she’d like to write a series of historical poems about Ruth Priscilla Colbath— one of the original settlers of Passaconaway, N.H. on what is now the Kancamagus Highway—who lived much of her life there alone.
Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford. (We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.) Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.