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Saturday, February 15 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Savoring Love: Poetry from the Heart: Rich Youmans, Alice Kociemba and an open mic

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Rich Youmans’s narrative poetry has appeared in the Cape Cod Times, Cape Cod Poetry Review, and the Paterson Literary Review, among other publications, and his haiku, haibun, and related essays have been published internationally. Currently editor-in-chief of Contemporary Haibun Online, he has published a collection of linked haibun with Margaret Chula, Shadow Lines, which won a Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America, as well as two individual haibun collections, All the Windows Lit (Snapshot Press, 2015) and Head-On (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2018). Bob Lucky, in a review of Head-On, wrote, “There’s not one haibun in this chapbook that couldn’t be used to teach a master class.”

Alice Kociemba is the author of Bourne Bridge (Turning Point, 2016) and the chapbook, Death of Teaticket Hardware, the title poem of which won an International Merit Award from the Atlanta Review. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Alice was Guest Editor of Common Threads, the poetry discussion project of Mass Poetry (2015 & 2016) and for the past ten years has led a poetry discussion group at the Falmouth Public Library. She is the founding director of Calliope: Poetry for Community and hosts “Poetic License,” a monthly open mic at FCTV.

Alice and Rich met through Calliope—and the rest, as they say is history. They now live in North Falmouth and are currently, along with Robin Smith-Johnson, editing an anthology titled From the Farther Shore: Discovering Cape Cod and the Islands Through Poetry; it will be published later this year by Bass River Press, an imprint of the Cultural Center of Cape Cod.

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Alice Kociemba

Founding Director, Calliope—Poetry for Community
Alice Kociemba is the author of Bourne Bridge (Turning Point, 2016) and was guest editor of Common Threads (2015 & 2016). She has facilitated a monthly poetry discussion group at the Falmouth Public Library since 2009. She lives in Falmouth with her husband, Rich Youmans.
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Rich Youmans

Rich Youmans’s haiku, haibun, and related essays have appeared widely in journals and anthologies, including Modern Haiku, Paterson Literary Review, Journeys 2017: An Anthology of International Haibun, and Contemporary Haibun Online (where he was recently a featured writer). His... Read More →

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Calliope Poetry Series

Calliope Poetry Series
Calliope Poetry Series will launch its 9th season Sunday, September 13, 2015, at the West Falmouth Library with a reading featuring Mark Doty. To see the complete 2015 - 2016 schedule, with three featured poets, a limited open mic and directions to the library, visit Calliope's website... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Woods Hole Public Library