(for those who live in the area or have cars)
Word Thursdays at Bright Hill
Thursday, August 11 at 7 p.m.
Word and Image Gallery at Bright Hill Literary Center
94 Church St. Treadwell, NY 13846
607-829-5055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Brooklyn’s Brownstone Poet Patricia Carragon
will be gracing the gentle countryside of Treadwell, NY
with Alice B. Fogel, the Poet Laureate of New Hampshire.
Open mic prior to the intermission and featured readers.
Alice B. Fogel is New Hampshire’s State Poet Laureate (2014-2019). Originally from the Hudson Valley, she is a former theatrical costumer who earned her BA in art and literature from Antioch College, and her MA in poetry from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to Strange Terrain, a guide to appreciating poetry without necessarily “getting” it, she is the author of three poetry collections, including Be That Empty, a national poetry bestseller. A fourth collection, Interval: Poems Based upon Bach’s “Goldberg Variations,” (2015) won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature. A six-time Pushcart nominee, her poems appear in many journals and anthologies, including the Best American Poetry and Robert Hass’s Poet’s Choice.
Fogel has been a fellow at the Carl Sandburg National Historic Site, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, among other awards. She has been a reader or judge for numerous programs or publications, including Alice James Books, the Maine Arts Council writing grants, Bauhan Publishing, and the Xochi Quetzal Artist Residency. She travels around giving talks and workshops for all ages on both reading and writing, through the New Hampshire Councils on the Arts and the Humanities, as well as on her own. She is on the faculty of Keene State College and works one-on-one with learning disabled students at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.
Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, haiku, and Brooklyn. Her publication credits include Allbook Books, The Avocet, BigCityLit, Bear Creak Haiku, Boog City, CLWN WR, Clockwise Cat, Danse Macabre, Drunk Monkeys, Home Planet News, Inertia, Lips, Levure littéraire, Long Island Quarterly, Mad Hatters’ Review, Maintenant, Tribe Magazine, The Toronto Quarterly, Word Salad, Yellow Chair Review, and others. She is the author of Journey to the Center of My Mind (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and Urban Haiku and More (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Forthcoming: Cupcake Chronicles from Poets Wear Prada and Innocence from Finishing Line Press. She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. Patricia is a member of Brevitas, a group fiercely dedicated to short poems, and is a member of Pen Women’s Literary Workshop and Tamarind. She is one of the Executive Editors for Home Planet News Online. For more information, please check out her websites: