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Doors open at 5:00. Readings Begin at 6:00.

The spoken word is one of the earliest forms of human art. Alone, without theatrics, it can be so many things. Sometimes it is direct, powerful, punctuated; sometimes it is veiled, coy, or sublime.  It can uplift, refresh and invigorate; or it can humble, crush and condemn.  When crafted by a poet, the nuances of language and its delivery can expose truths hard to
express otherwise that are fundamental to the human experience. Join us and feel the power of nature and poetry while celebrating the gift of three guest poets, each reciting poems in the Garden at Landcraft. Additional poetry will be hung in the Garden’s Rondels for a limited-time meditative experience of language in a symbolic setting. Light refreshments to be served prior to reading. 

Jill Bialosky‘s newest volume of poetry, Asylum: A Personal, Historical, Natural Inquiry in 103 Lyric Sections, was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. She is the author of five acclaimed collections of poetry, three critically acclaimed novels, including The Prize and most recently The Deceptions, and a two memoirs, Poetry Will Save Your Life and New York Times bestselling memoir History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life. Her poems and essays have
appeared in such journals as The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, O Magazine, The Kenyon Review, and Best American Poetry. She is an Executive Editor and Vice President at W. W. Norton & Company. In 2014 she was honored by the Poetry Society of America for her distinguished contribution to poetry.

Kimiko Hahn is the author of eleven collections, including the forthcoming The Ghost Forest: New and Selected Poems. Her most recent honor is the Ruth Lilly Prize for Lifetime Achievement from The Poetry Foundation. In 2022 Hahn was elected a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Hahn is a distinguished professor in the MFA Program in Creative Writing & Literary Translation at Queens College, The City University of New York. In her service to the field, she enjoys promoting chapbooks and created a chapbook archive in the college
library.

Anne Marie Macari is the author of five books of poems, most recently Red Deer (Persea, 2015) and Heaven Beneath (Persea, 2020). Her book Ivory Cradle was chosen by Robert Creeley for the APR/Honickman first book prize and she is the recipient of other honors including the James Dickey Prize from Five Points Magazine. Macari founded and directed the Drew University MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation. Her essays and poems have appeared widely in magazines, including The American Poetry Review and The Iowa Review. This experience is made possible by generous contributions from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor
and the New York State Legislature
, and Meadowlark North Fork.

AGE: For Adult Audiences

WEATHER: Rain or Shine.

SPECIAL NOTES: Dress appropriately for the weather. To be a source of healthy insects for our birds and other insect-feeding wildlife, we do not spray the gardens to manage ticks. Please take appropriate caution.

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