Porter Square Books, Tuesday, April 23rd, 7 p.m.
“Writers and New England: a Many-Sided Mad Affair”
A presentation from With Robert Lowell and His Circle: Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, Stanley Kunitz and Others
by Kathleen Spivack
This presentation is going to be fun–and relevant. I’m going to focus on New England (a major character in the book) and of course on Lowell, Bishop, Plath, Sexton, Rich, as well as some of the other poets around the time and place. What is it about our wonderful–and maddening–region that has had such an influence on writers? There’ll be time for questions and comments.
PS: My two forthcoming workshops are already filling up, “Excellence” and “Publish (Before) You Perish.” All genres and levels welcome; just bring whatever project you’re working on, and writing materials. For more information, visit the Massachusetts Poetry Festival or the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.