2014 Hyla Brook Reading Series Opens
The Robert Frost Farm’s 2014 Hyla Brook Reading Series season opens Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30-8:30pm with poet, literary critic and professor Stephen Burt. Hyla Brook Poet Stephen Scaer will also read. The event launches this year’s exceptional series of nationally acclaimed poets reading in the intimate setting of Robert Frost’s barn. The season also features appearances by poets Joshua Mehigan, Kim Bridgford and Sydney Lea. The series, held in the Frost Farm located at 122 Rockingham Rd (Rt 28), is free and open to the public. An Open Mic follows the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work. The Hyla Brook Reading Series started in March 2009 and has hosted Sharon Olds, Linda Pastan, David Ferry, Maxine Kumin, Richard Blanco and many more established and emerging poets.
Stephen Burt, whom The New York Times called “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation,” is a professor and poet with eight published books including Close Calls with Nonsense (Graywolf Press, 2009), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and The Art of the Sonnet (Harvard University Press, 2010). His new book of poems, Belmont (Graywolf Press, 2013) was featured as one of NPR’s “2013’s Great Reads.”
Joining Burt for this first reading is Hyla Brook Poet and Nashua resident Stephen Scaer. Scaer, a former newspaper reporter and special education teacher at Pelham High School, is a recipient of the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. His poems have been published in Cricket, Highlights for Children, National Review, and First Things. This year Able Muse published his first collection of poems, Pumpkin Chucking.
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