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Marathon of Poetry at Mulford

Mon, 07/01/2019 - 13:08
Rosalind Brenner and Lynn Melnick
Melnick Photo by Timothy Donnelly

Sunday is the day, 5:30 is the time, the Mulford Farm on James Lane in East Hampton Village is the place, and poetry is the name of the game.

Specifically, it’s the Poetry Marathon series of readings, a summertime tradition of some 25 years, welcoming the season this time around with appearances by Rosalind Brenner, an East Hampton poet whose latest collection is “Every Glittering Chimera,” and Lynn Melnick of Brooklyn, who teaches at Columbia University. Her books of poems include “Landscape With Sex and Violence” and “If I Should Say I Have Hope.”

The readings will be followed by a reception and book signing with wine and hors d’oeuvres.

Next up, on July 14, will be Stephen Massimilla, the author of “Cooking With the Muse,” and Julie Sheehan of Stony Brook Southampton’s M.F.A. program, whose most recent collection is “Bar Book.”

Also in store, on July 28, is Joan Cusack Handler, a poet and memoirist who runs CavanKerry Press in New Jersey and has a house in Springs. She’ll be joined by Tom Thompson, a New York City poet who works at St. Martin’s Press.

The series, an East Hampton Historical Society program, has been run in recent years by Dee Slavutin, a part-time East Hampton resident and poet in her own right.

The readings will be recorded by WPKN 89.5 FM for later airing on the station’s “East End Ink” show.

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