Caroline Finkelstein will open the fourth annual Eagle Pond Authors’ Series at Plymouth State College at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 7. The program will be held in the Silver Cultural Arts Center on Main Street.
Finkelstein is the author of four books of poetry and her work has appeared in such publications as New American Writing, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares and The Georgia Review.
Publisher’s Weekly called Justice, her third collection of poetry, “brilliant.” She finished her fourth collection while in Italy on an Amy Lowell Traveling Fellowship and is currently a finalist in the National Poetry Series competition. She lives in Westport, Mass.
Donald Hall wrote, “There is a deep injury in this poetry, which can bruise the skin that handles it, yet the language is artful, brocade not denim, unashamedly beautiful, contrasting with but not concealing the pain and suffering under an achieved sensuous art.”
Other authors and dates in the 2001-2002 season of the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series are: Peeling More Poems with Donald Hall, Charles Simic and Cynthia Huntington, November 11 at 4 p.m.; Joyce Peseroff, February 3 at 4 p.m. and Mike Pride and Mark Travis, April 7 at 4 p.m.
The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is named in honor of Donald Hall, who lives at Eagle Pond Farm in Wilmot, a family homestead which has inspired much of his writing. Tickets for the Eagle Pond Authors’ Series are free, but seating is limited. Please contact the Box Office at 535-ARTS for reservations. A book signing will follow the reading.
The Eagle Pond Authors’ Series is sponsored in part by the Plymouth State College Bookstore (Barnes and Noble).