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Sundog Poetry Center presents art, music, and poetry at Next Stage Arts

PUTNEY—The Sundog Poetry Center presents a summer afternoon of art, music, and poetry. Poets include Rage Hezekiah, Kerrin McCadden, and Partridge Boswell. The music will be provided by Los Lorcas and visual art, by Liz Hawkes deNiord. The event is set for Sunday, July 3, at 2 p.m., at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill. A donation of $10 is suggested.

Rage Hezekiah is a Cave Canem, Ragdale, and MacDowell Fellow who earned her Master of Fine Arts from Emerson College. She is a recipient of the Saint Botolph Emerging Artist Award and she serves as interviews editor at The Common.

Her forthcoming collection, Yearn, is a 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest winner. She is the author of Unslakable (Paper Nautilus Press, 2019) and Stray Harbor (Finishing Line Press, 2019). Rage’s poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, The Cincinnati Review, The Colorado Review, and many other journals and anthologies. You can find more of her work at ragehezekiah.com.

Kerrin McCadden is the author of American Wake, finalist for the New England Book Award and the Vermont Book Award, and Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes, winner of the Vermont Book Award and the New Issues Poetry Prize, as well as the chapbook Keep This to Yourself, winner of the Button Poetry Prize.

The recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award, McCadden is associate poetry editor at Persea Books and teaches at the Center for Technology, Essex. She lives in South Burlington.

A troubadour of Roma and Luso-Sephardi descent, Partridge Boswell is the author of the Grolier Poetry Prize-winning collection Some Far Country.

His poems have recently surfaced in Poetry, Gettysburg Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Salmagundi, The American Poetry Review, Plume, Prairie Schooner, Rattle, and The Moth. Co-founder of Bookstock Literary Festival, he teaches at Vallum Society for Education in Arts & Letters in Montreal and serves as an advisory trustee of the Grolier Poetry Foundation.

To celebrating their new release, Last Night in America, poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, “fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up,” organizers say. The group, Los Lorcas, “blur boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip-hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Federico Garcia Lorca so ardently championed.”

Liz Hawkes deNiord paints color as saturated light infused into large abstract art. Her early influences in surrealism, cubism, and Eastern philosophies “evolved into her own distinctly recognizable works thickly layered with paint and scraped to reveal dazzling pentimentos,” according to a news release.

After teaching 27 years in Vermont, as well as 11 years in Virginia, Connecticut, and Iowa, Liz and her poet husband, Chard deNiord, now live in the woods of Westminster West where she paints and in warm weather works with clay (with glazing as three-dimensional painting). Liz shows her work regionally and nationally. A range of her work can be found at her website lizhawkesdeniord.com.

For more information and updates, visit nextstagearts.org.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #670 (Wednesday, June 29, 2022). This story appeared on page B4.

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