The Thirsty Lab poetry reading, normally based out of Princeton, Mass., continues to meet virtually. On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Polly Brown will be the featured reader.
Polly Brown’s Pebble Leaf Feather Knife, released in 2019 by Cherry Grove Collections, followed two chapbooks, Blue Heron Stone, from Every Other Thursday Press, and Each Thing Torn from Any of Us, from Finishing Line. She has taught and read widely in eastern and central Massachusetts, where her favorite poetry teaching gig was at Stanley Kunitz’s boyhood home in Worcester, sitting near the pear tree that appears in several important Kunitz poems. She is also a long-term member of the Boston-area group known as Every Other Thursday Poets. In her day job, she taught young adolescents at Touchstone Community School in Grafton, and after retiring spent two years blogging at ayeartothinkitover.com, exploring the school’s innovative approaches to writing, reading, math, and place-based history and science. Now, Polly and her husband Alex have absconded to Maine, to resettle a family place Polly has known all her life, and poems sprouted out of their transplantation are finding their way into journals such as Appalachia, Naugatuck River Review, Quartet Journal, and Canary: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis.
Visit the Zoom registration link [HERE] to receive information on how to join the reading. Zoom will send you an e-mail with the meeting details and a link to join.