WFOP’s Cathryn Cofell sends this:
The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) Fox Valley Poetry Series meets at Harmony Cafe in Appleton (233 E. College Ave) on the third Monday of most months. Each evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with the featured reader(s), followed by an open mic open to anyone who wishes to read 1-2 poems.
Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m. – Andrea Potos and Katrin Talbot
Andrea Potos is the author of four poetry collections, including We Lit the Lamps Ourselves (Salmon Poetry, Ireland), and Yaya’s Cloth (Iris Press). Another collection from Salmon Poetry will be published in 2015. She has received an Outstanding Achievement Award in Poetry from the Wisconsin Library Association, and the James Hearst Poetry Prize from the North American Review. Her poems appear widely in print and online. She lives in Madison with her husband, her teenage daughter and a cockapoo named Penny.
WOMEN POETS BEFORE ME
Some days I can almost hear
long skirts rustling–
the lanky one with the determined gait,
her cropped, autumn-hued hair shining,
the other with poppies in her hands,
white gown like drapery billowing into the other world
before she goes.
Not muses exactly–
of what survives–
creation’s flames that gutter,
Australian-born Katrin Talbot is a violinist, photographer, and poet, who combines her love for music and words in the collection St. Cecilia’s Daze from Parallel Press. Her poetry has appeared in a number of journals and anthologies and has been nominated for a Pushcart prize. Katrin was a finalist in 2009 for four national poetry prizes—one of which awarded enough prize money to fund a Dairy Queen run. Her photo essay of Schubert’s Winterreise was published as a coffee table book and CD by the University of Wisconsin Press.