poetry walk

Remote Program: Emily Dickinson Virtual Poetry Walk, May 15, 2020 from 12:00-1:00PM EST


Daisies at Dickinson’s grave

This program will be offered remotely! See below for more information on how to participate.

Join us for a beloved annual tradition: The Emily Dickinson Poetry Walk! This event honors the 134th anniversary of the poet’s death with readings of her poetry at historic sites around Amherst. To pay homage to Dickinson’s role in inspiring a new generation of writers, we will also be sharing original poems and thoughts written as part of ‘The World Writes Back: Postcards to Emily Dickinson’ project in December 2019. 

 

 

The World Writes Back, an installation of postcards to Emily Dickinson from around the world, was on display in the Homestead during December 2019.

This program is free and open to all. We will host this remote event on Zoom where you will see historical and contemporary images of each “stop” on the walk, and images of postcards. This is a participatory event! Those who wish to read should indicate this on their event registration form. Reading assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. The final “stop” is Dickinson’s grave in West Cemetery where we will offer final thoughts and a light-hearted virtual toast! Those who wish to do so, may submit a brief toast or remarks to the host to be shared at the conclusion of the “walk.”

To join the walk click this link at 12 p.m. (EST) on May 15, 2020

Enjoy a recording of this program:

Virtual Poetry Walk

Enjoy the 2020 Virtual Poetry Walk, which aired live on May 15. This beloved annual tradition honored the 134th anniversary of the poet’s death with readings of her poetry at historic sites around Amherst. In homage to Dickinson’s role in inspiring a new generation of writers, each stop features original poems and artwork from the 2019 project "The World Writes Back: Postcards to Emily Dickinson."
https://www.emilydickinsonmuseum.org/the-world-writes-back-postcards-to-emily-dickinson/

Posted by The Emily Dickinson Museum on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

arts night 2

Amherst Arts Night Plus Remote Reading, May 7, 2020 6:30PM

 

arts night 2Monthly Amherst Arts Night Plus at the Emily Dickinson Museum celebrates contemporary art and poetry in our historic setting. In May we take this monthly event remote with readings by members of the Florence Poets Society!

Join us at 6:30PM for a remote reading from 10 members of the Florence Poets Society. The Society was founded in 2004 and publishes an annual review called SilkwormThis program will feature short readings by the following poets:  

Rosie McMahan breathes and writes and walks and gardens on the steppingstones of her life in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, trying to remember that every day is a new day.

Rich Puchalsky is a freelance librarian.

Marian Kent is the author of three poetry collections, Heart Container, SUPERPOWERS or: More Poems About Flying, and Responsive Pleading. She lives in Easthampton, MA with her family. You can follow Marian’s poetry and other missives at www.runawaysentence.com

Lanette Sweeney of South Hadley, MA, is a full-time writer thanks to her wife’s support; a published poet, fiction and essay writer; a novelist-in-progress; and a current MFA student at Western New England University.

Eileen P. Kennedy’s Banshees (Flutter Press, 2015) was nominated for a Pushcart and awarded Second Prize from the Wordwrite Books Award in Poetry. Her second collection, Touch My Head Softly is due out from Finishing Line Press in 2021. She lives in Amherst, MA with the ghost of Emily Dickinson. More at EileenPKennedy.com.

Howie Faerstein’s most recent book is Googootz (Press 53). He presently volunteers as a mentor at the Center for New Americans and is co-poetry editor of CutThroat, A Journal of the Arts.

Brooks Robards has published five volumes of poetry including On Island. She has recently been published in periodicals: Avocet, Aurorean, Plainsongs, Fulcrum and Equinox. She lives in Northampton, MA, and summers on Martha’s Vineyard.

Linda Bratcher Wlodyka of Cheshire, MA likes to think someone out there in poetry land is wowed or entertained by her poems. That is what really matters to her.

Michael Favala Goldman is a widely-published translator of Danish literature and  a jazz clarinetist.  His new book of poetry is Who has time for this? www.hammerandhorn.net

Lori Desrosiers’ poetry books are The Philosopher’s Daughter, Sometimes I Hear the Clock Speak and Keeping Planes in the Air, all from Salmon Poetry. Two chapbooks, Inner Sky and typing with e.e. cummings, from Glass Lyre Press. She edits two journals: Naugatuck River Review, a journal of narrative poetry and Wordpeace.co, an online journal dedicated to social justice.

Enjoy a recording of this past program:

Amherst Arts Night Plus – May 7, 2020

Amherst Arts Night Plus at the Emily Dickinson Museum celebrates contemporary art and poetry in our historic setting. In May we took this monthly event remote with readings by members of the Florence Poets Society! Don't miss this reading by ten area poets, who share their experiences and inspiration in the time of quarantine.

Posted by The Emily Dickinson Museum on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Posted by The Emily Dickinson Museum on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Featured artist: Tasha Robbins

This pop-up art show will be rescheduled later in 2020.

Now settled in Amherst MA, Tasha Robbins is a painter who has lived and worked in New York, Provincetown, Boston, Boulder, Santa Fe, San Francisco and New Orleans. Her Portrait of George Scrivani with a Photo of Vali Myers and Gregory Corso by Ira Cohen (2001) appeared in the exhibition “Poetry and Its Arts” at the California Historical Society in San Francisco in 2005. Portions of An Angel Alphabet/Malachim: Coming Out of Darkness (1988-98) have been shown
at Berkeley’s Judah Magnes Museum (“Personal Landscapes/Universal Visions”, 1990) and in Philadelphia at the Borowsky Gallery @ the Gershman Y/University of the Arts (“The Hidden Garden: Three Artists Explore Kabbalah”, 2005). The series was shown in its entirety for the first time at the Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst in 2019. From the Aspect of Mercy (2000-03), a triptych regarding the Quan Yin, has hung in the Florence Biennale (2003); at the Aurora Gallery in the artist’s native Worcester, MA (“Psyche”, 2004); and at the Goldmine Saloon, home of New Orleans’ 17 Poets! and Festivals for the
Imagination (2004).
Her work has been reproduced in small press books and magazines (including Jeanne Lance’s
Loose Arrangements [Smithereens Press, 1984], Aaron Shurin’s Elsewhere [Acts Books, 1988]
and Codex [Meow Press, 1997]; FRAMMIS: A Tribute to Wallace Berman, MAG CITY, Gallery
Works, tripwire, YAWP, and others), and can be seen on the web at www.salonfoxy.com .
A 2014 Acker Award recipient, she appears in The Outlaw Bible of American Art (Last Gasp
Press, 2016). For more information visit www.salonfoxy.com/artists/tasha-robbins