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The event on February 21st from 7pm-9pm will feature two amazing poets, a classical guitar / mandolin accompanist as well as a vocalist, Ann Tucker, performing 18th century love ballads.
The celebrated poets are Rhina P. Espaillat and Alfred Nicol. Espaillat has an amazing career as a writer, and her bio reads like a book itself! Here are excerpts:
“Espaillat has published poems, essays, short stories and translationg in numerous magazines and over fifty anthologies, in both English and her native Spanish, as well as three chapbooks and eight full-length books, including three in bilingual format…”
“Her honors include the Wilbur Award, the T.S. Eliot Prize in Poetry, the Robert Frost “Tree at my Window” Award for Translation, the May Sarton Award, a Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Salem State College, and several prizes from the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Culture.”
Needless to say, we are enthralled that she will be performing some of her works for us on the evening of the 21st.
Alfred Nicol, the second celebrated poet also has an impressive background. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The New England Review, Dark Horse, First Things, Atlanta Review, Commonweal, The Formalist, The Hopkins Review and many other literary journals and anthologies.
His honors include “…the first Anita Dorn Memorial Prize, the Richard Wilbur Award, the Academy of American Poets Prize at Dartmouth, hwere he studed with Sydney Lea and Richard Eberhart, and participated in the fabled “Thursday Poets” Workshop…He is also a member of the Powow River Poets since 1999, …and edited The Powow River Anthology, published in 2006.
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