Posts Tagged ‘ Leslie McGrath ’

Ars Poetica by Leslie McGrath – Poems | Academy of American Poets

Ars  Poetica

Leslie McGrath

To have
even a
lotto chance

of getting
somewhere
within yourself

you don’t quite know
but feel

To cling
to the periphery
through the constant

gyroscopic
re-drawing of its
provinces

To make
what Makers make

you must set aside
certainty

Leave it
a lumpy backpack
by the ticket window
at the station

Let the gentleman
in pleated khakis
pressed for time

claim it

The certainty
not the poem.

 

Leslie McGrath was the author of the poetry collections Feminists Are Passing from Our Lives (The Word Works, 2018), Out From the Pleiades: a picaresque novella in verse(Jaded Ibis Press, 2014), and Opulent Hunger, Opulent Rage (Main St. Rag, 2009). She received the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry in 2004. She taught at Central Connecticut State University from 2009 – 2019, and lived in Essex, Connecticut. She died on August 7, 2020.

Source: Ars Poetica by Leslie McGrath – Poems | Academy of American Poets

The poems of Leslie McGrath: ‘an oral historian of the alienated’ – Hartford Courant

 

Leslie McGrath of Essex reads “Luna Moth,” a poem from her recently published “Feminists Are Passing From Our Lives.”  More of McGrath’s poetry here.

Poet Leslie McGrath is an Essex resident, teaches creative writing at Central Connecticut State University and is the author of three full-length poetry collections.

Source: The poems of Leslie McGrath: ‘an oral historian of the alienated’ – Hartford Courant

May 6, 2018 The Charter Oak Readings with poets Donna Fleischer and Leslie McGrath

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Sunday May 6, 3PM

Donna Fleischer’s poems are in small independent press chapbooks, anthologies, and journals worldwide. These include Kō, Modern Haiku, Otoliths, Peace Is a Haiku Song, Poetry at the End of the World, Spiral Orb, The Marsh Hawk Press Review, and The #Occupy Wall Street Anthology. < Periodic Earth >, from Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press (Colorado, 2016), is her fourth chapbook. Other chapbooks are with Longhouse Publishers and bottle rockets press.

Leslie McGrath is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent being Feminists Are Passing from Our Lives. Winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Gretchen Warren award from the New England Poetry Club, her poems and interviews have been published in Agni, Poetry magazine, The Academy of American Poets, The Writer’s Chronicle, and The Yale Review. McGrath teaches creative writing at Central CT State University and is series editor of The Tenth Gate, a poetry imprint of The Word Works Press. She lives in Essex.

Reading starts with an Open Mike.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Free event.

The Charter Oak Readings Blogspot

For more info contact—
Jim
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860.508.2810

Directions to Charter Oak Cultural Center

From points west

Take 84 East to 48B (the “Capitol Avenue” exit). At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Capitol Avenue and go straight until the road ends. Take a right onto Main Street. Turn left at the first light onto Charter Oak Avenue and the Cultural Center is the first building on the right with two domes on top.

From points east

Take 84 West to exit 54 (the “Downtown Hartford” exit). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard. At the fifth light, turn right onto Charter Oak Avenue. After the second light, the Cultural Center is the building with two domes on top on the left side of the street just before Main Street.

From points north or south

Take 91 to exit 29A in Hartford, labeled “Capitol Area”. Bear right and take the second exit labeled “Prospect Street to Main Street”. Turn left atthe stoplight at the end of the ramp and go straight. At the second light turn right onto Charter Oak Avenue. After the turn, the center is the third building on the left with two domes on top.

Parking

  • Free parking is available on weekends in the lot across the street from the center at 330 Main Street and at Betances School located diagonally across the street.
  • There is also metered parking available on the street in front of the Cultural Center and on Prospect Street. These spots are free on the weekends.
  • Free spaces can be found further down Charter Oak Avenue and on John Street.
  • Do not park next door at 25 Charter Oak Avenue or in the lot behind the building. They will tow in both locations.

The Charter Oak Readings : : Donna Fleischer & Leslie McGrath : : The Charter Oak Cultural Center

‘Shock Wave’ by Leslie McGrath: A Compelling Poem About the Boston Marathon Bombings – Poetry – Truthdig

 The running shoes left as a makeshift memorial near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon was part of a 2014 exhibit at the Boston Public Library, “Dear Boston: Messages From the Marathon Memorial.”  (AP / Elise Amendola)

‘Shock Wave’: A Compelling Poem About the Boston Marathon Bombings – Poetry – Truthdig.

Human Lives: A conversation between Jane Hirshfield and Leslie McGrath / Vida

Human Lives: A conversation between Jane Hirshfield and Leslie McGrath / Vida.