Bartleby’s hosts Poetry Night

Bartleby’s hosts Poetry Night

WILMINGTON — Join Bartleby's Books for an evening of poetry with two New England poets: Deborah Gorlin and Phil Holland.

The event runs Friday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the bookstore. Reading and discussion with signing follow.

Gorlin has published in a wide range of journals. Before winning the 2014 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize, she won the 1996 White Pine Poetry Press Prize for her first book of poems, Bodily Course.

She holds an MFA from the University of California/Irvine. Since 1991, she has taught writing at Hampshire College, where she serves as co-director of the Writing Program. She is currently a poetry editor at The Massachusetts Review.

Holland, who lives in Shaftsbury, recently collaborated with choreographer Moses Pendleton to create The Dance Must Follow, a verse portrait of the artist as dancer, gardener, photographer, and dreamer. The artist in question is Pendleton, internationally acclaimed founder of the groundbreaking dance troupes Pilobolus and Momix, and a two-time Olympic choreographer.

The poems - the first of which was begun by Pendleton and completed by Holland - recount in humorous and lyrical rhyming verse episodes from a 30-year span of Pendleton's unconventional and creative life.

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