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Poets From Stony Brook Southampton At Parrish Art Museum

Originally Posted: March 27, 2012


Southampton - Five poets from the MFA in Creative Writing program at Stony Brook Southampton will introduce an interactive approach to visiting the "EST-3" exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum on Jobs Lane in Southampton from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 1, the first day of National Poetry Month.

According to Whiting Award-winning poet Julie Sheehan, the director of the Creative Writing and Literature program at the campus in Shinnecock Hills, the five writers - Phebe Szatmari, Holly Weinberg, Sarah Azzara, Matthew Miranda and Ashleigh Smith, collectively known as the Parrish Poets - will present "suggestivities, synesthetic happenings, dystopic zomba, and think pieces thought out loud" at the museum.

Among other topics, the poets will address photo shoots, demagogues, the Poem-a-Tron, song, video loops, conversation, mathematics, and a secret piano.

The Parrish Poets presentation is free with museum admission. For those who can't attend the April 1 presentation, a Poetry Audio Tour prepared by the Parrish Poets will be available throughout National Poetry Month for visitors. For more information, call 631-283-2118, or go to the website.

Reunion In NYC For Kenya Poets
The writers who traveled with Stony Brook Southampton's MFA in Creative Writing Director Julie Sheehan and Bowery Poetry Club proprietor Bob Holman to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya in January for a nine-day poetry workshop will reunite on Saturday, April 14, in New York City for "The Kenya Conference Poets, Live in Sensurround."

The reunion and performance of some of the "sound poetry" that came out of the writers' Kenya experience will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston and Bleecker).

Workshop participants were Sheila and Michael Bilak, Ruth Bonapace, Betsy Bonner, Bill Burford, Judith Caporale, Claire Di Meola, Jackie Henry, Valerie Scopaz, Adrienne Unger and Anjelica Whitehorne.

For more information call 212-614-0505.


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