The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is almost upon us. Every year the participants in the Retreat present Public Readings around the area. Admission is free to most events and books are available for sale at all events. Credit card payments are accepted for book sales.
Here is the list of events and readers for 2015:
Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 pm
at the Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston. (Map) Free admission
Readers Vincent Cooper, Barbara Diehl, Nola Garrett, Joyce Kessel:
Vincent O. Cooper, who teaches English at the University of the Virgin Islands, has published his original poetry in several international journals such as Kunapipi, Journal of Caribbean Studies, The Caribbean Writer, and many others. He has co- authored poetry collections, including, Three Islands, Tremors, and Tigers in Paradise. Cooper has been a former Fulbright Scholar on Belizean language and culture. He has also published his research on Derek Walcott.
Barbara Westwood Diehl is founding editor of The Baltimore Review. Her fiction and poetry have been published
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Fiction in translation (Spanish / English)
Paper, perfect bound, 122 pp
2013, ISBN 978-1-936419-31-9
$16.95 plus s&h
“Between Two Silences / Entre Dos Silencios” is a book of remarkable short stories by the great Dominican writer Hilma Contreras. These short stories (some very short) are often mysterious and quirky, with a shimmer of heat and fire, a glisten of water and a frisson which comes from not quite knowing where you are or what’s about to happen. Many stories have a sly humor and surprise endings. The reader is sometimes left with a feeling of regret, sometimes a feeling of elation and often a sense of something just out of reach.
Mayapple Press is proud to publish the
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the hills around it lie
humped under their blankets
stare at their faces in its mirror
grey around the temples
between the ground down hills
winter squats over them
but water still flows under ice
easternmost west-flowing river
cuts the shale and slate
weathers out trilobites
dusty grey casts of what
once crept along the sea floor
faceted eyes still staring
in a small cardboard box
treasures from when
I picked rocks by the west-flowing river
my own face in the mirror
Music and poem © Judith Kerman
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Here are the lyrics (where known) to the tracks from the bonus CD included with Written On Water: Writings About the Allegheny River
Texts for items with asterisks (*) are included in the book already.
1. “Easternmost West-Flowing River” poem and music written and performed by Judith Kerman.
2. “Old Man Beaver’s Blessing Song” written and performed by Jerome Rothenberg.
3. “He’s Here” poem and music written and performed by Jim Kacian. *
4. “As Long as the Grass Shall Grow” written and performed by Peter LaFarge.
5. “You Cannot Step Twice into the Same Stream” written and performed by Francine Sterle. *
6. “Hand in Hand”—Seneca Dance Songs, performed by the Allegany Valley Singers.
7. “Breaking Up Ice in the Allegheny” performed by Mike Seeger. (We have no lyrics for this song. If you know them, please get in touch)
8. “Conewango Time” written and performed by R. Virgil Ellis. *
9. “The Invention of Pittsburgh” written and performed by Maggie Anderson. *
10. “A Place
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