A Night of Poetry with Jane Hart
By Ed Lane, Published on March 5, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 7:30—9:30pm in the Parlor
“It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.”
~ William Carlos Williams
April is National Poetry Month, and First Parish will host once again a night of poetry. Poet Jane Hart will be reading from her recent work, and you’ll have the chance to share some of your favorites poems.
A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Jane has made her home primarily in the southeast, where she is inspired by the nature outside her windows, as well as human nature, and—when she can get it—travel. Her poetry is inflected with music—she has a degree in Music Composition from Berklee College of Music—and syntax borrowed from studying American Sign Language. Jane was a 2006 and a 2007 winner of the Worcester County Poetry Association contest, a 2010 resident at the Frost Place, a 2012 nominee for Best New Poets, and a 2014 Poetry Fellow at the Writers’ Room of Boston, where she composed new work and contributed to a blog about writing. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Ocean State Review, Southern Poetry Review, and The Worcester Review. Jane holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts (2013), and is currently working on a full-length collection of poems tentatively titled, Heard, Half-Heard.
After brief refreshments, we will have an open mike, at which point all of you will be invited to share a couple of your favorite poems – either from your own work or that of another.