The Loft Anthology Poetry Awards Reading and Reception

Please join us for a special evening of poetry on October 10, Wednesday, 5 PM – 7 PM at the Brown Bookstore, Thayer Street, Providence, RI.

5PM Reception (refreshments and light snacks) followed by a Reading/Signing

Featuring Poetry Judges Lisa Starr, RI Poet Laureate, and author of Mad with Yellow and Rick Benjamin, Instructor at Brown and RISD, author of Passing Love

Plus 2012 Loft Anthology Contest winners and finalists from RI and MA reading their award-winning poems.  The remarkable line-up of poets includes Kim Horton, Kara Provost, John Campbell, Kim Baker, James Celenza, Jim Cronin, Noreen Inglesi, James Rosenberg, Fay Martineau, Julie Hassett, among others..

“When was the last time you were astonished by something?  When was the last time you awakened to the world as if seeing it for the first time?”  For the 2012 contest prompt, Poetry Judge Lisa Starr invited poets “to be astonished, to be awakened by the unique glory and texture of the people and communities and rugged land and seascape of RI, and with language, remind the rest of us sleepers what we are missing.”  The 2012 Loft Anthology is pleased to present this collection of amazing works from poets in RI and MA who answered her call.