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Poetorium at Starlite Poetry Open Mic & Reading Series Featuring Glenn D’Alessio and Kerrissa Cobb

November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Please join us for a special double feature edition of our monthly open mic and featured poetry reading series The Poetorium at Starlite hosted by Ron Whittle. It will be a full evening of poetry and spoken word starting with a brief interview on stage with our two featured poets Glenn D’Alessio (Author of In My Sea Cliff Years of Innocence, A Carpenter’s Building, Homes for His Poems, and Some Tanka in Thanks to Elroy, Not the Most Cantankerous Dog) and Kerrissa Cobb (Writer, Educator, & Poet) followed by poetry readings by our features, a 10-minute tribute to a dead poet by a guest reader, a short intermission, and then an open mic (with 5-minute slots for each reader). Admission is free, but a hat will be passed for donations to pay our feature and compensate Starlite for the use of their space. For more information, please contact us at poetorium@mail.com or visit our WEBSITE

 

Glenn D’Alessio plays flute in the Worcester State Jazz Band, and in the Florence MA Community Band. He was a past college instructor about energy conservation, and also green building, who is still a carpenter and builder from West Brookfield, MA. For several years he was a volunteer with the “Worcester Energy Barn Raisers” (WEBr) who weatherized numerous places — weatherization being like tightening a ship to keep water, ants, and rot out; and during the winter, the heat in. His Finishing Line Press chapbooks are In My Sea Cliff Years of Innocence, A Carpenter’s Building, Homes for His Poems, and Some Tanka in Thanks to Elroy, Not the Most Cantankerous Dog. Other poems of his have appeared ‘Here and There,’ which hopefully sounds like quite a journal. A full-length manuscript he has high hopes for is Between Merwin and Greger, Overtones of Poetry. Poems there play off of quotes from both W.S. Merwin’s Migration and Debora Greger’s The 1002nd Night. He shares many of their environmental attitudes and loves their poetry. plays flute in the Worcester State Jazz Band, and in the Florence MA Community Band. He was a past college instructor about energy conservation, and green building, and is still a carpenter and builder from West Brookfield, MA. For several years he was a volunteer with the “Worcester Energy Barn Raisers” (WEBr) who weatherized numerous places — weatherization being like tightening a ship to keep water, ants, and rot out; and during the winter, the heat in.

 
Kerrissa Cobb is a writer,‭ poet, and educator from Dudley, Massachusetts. You’ll often find her a bit further south, ‬attending events around Putnam, Connecticut. While she has only a singular poem officially published, she continues to write and work towards a full collection of poems. Outside of poetry her writing interests lie in short stories,

especially flash fiction. Many of her works incorporate nature, mythology, and mysticism and how they relate to her own life. Outside of writing, her hobbies are numerous and sometimes fleeting. She is proudly a jack-of-all-trades, although eventually, she would like to master at least one of them.

Details

Date:
November 30, 2023
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Organizer

Paul Szlosek
Email
poetsparlor@hotmail.com

Venue

Starlite Bar and Gallery
39 Hamilton St
Southbridge, MA 01550
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