CHESTER, Vt. – On Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m., Phoenix Books Misty Valley will host an afternoon of poetry with Daniel Lusk and Patricia Fargnoli. Fargnoli will read from her book “Hallowed,” and Lusk from his collection, “The Shower Scene from Hamlet.”
Patricia Fargnoli, from Walpole, N.H., was the New Hampshire Poet Laureate from 2006-2009. She’s published five books and three chapbooks of poetry and has won the May Swenson Book Award, the Foreword Magazine Silver Book of the Year Award, the N.H. Literary Award for Poetry, and the Sheila Mooton Book Award. Her latest book is “Hallowed,” Tupelo Press, 2017. She’s published over 300 poems in literary journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, Massachusetts Review, Harvard Review et. al. A Macdowell Fellow and retired social worker she now teaches poetry privately. Featuring selections from Patricia Fargnoli’s four previous books along with 24 new poems, “Hallowed” is a celebration of poetic endurance, filled with quietly distinctive cadences and images closely seen, now freshly understood.
“The Shower Scene from Hamlet” is Daniel Lusk’s sixth full-length poetry collection. Other books include “The Vermeer Suite” (art and poetry), “Lake Studies: Meditation on Lake Champlain” with a companion audiobook, “The Inland Sea,” a memoir, “Girls I Never Married,” three poetry chapbooks, a novel, and “Homemade Poems: A Handbook for Teaching Poetry Writing.” A former syndicated commentator on books for NPR and well-known for his teaching, Daniel Lusk has been a Visiting Poet at the Frost Place in Franconia, N.H.; Stranmillis University College-Queens, Belfast, N.I.; Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.; Eigse Carlow Arts Festival, County Cork, Ireland; and Haystack School for Crafts, Deer Isle, Maine. As a Poet-in-the-Schools, he taught children and teachers in more than 100 schools across the U.S. He has been a Resident Fellow at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony and his poetry has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies, among them Poetry, Massachusetts Review, New Letters, Poetry Ireland, Prairie Schooner, The Iowa Review, The Chariton Review, North American Review, Markings (Scotland), Nimrod International Journal, The Café Review, Off the Coast, and 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day (Billy Collins, Ed.).
This event is free and open to all. Phoenix Books Misty Valley is located at 58 Common Street in Chester. Copies of the featured books will be available for attendees to purchase and have signed. For more information, please call 802-875-3400 or visit www.phoenixbooks.biz.