The third annual Amherst Poetry Festival and the Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon return October 1 through 4, turning downtown Amherst into a must-visit destination for poetry lovers.
The Amherst Poetry Festival, sponsored by the Emily Dickinson Museum and the Amherst Business Improvement District, takes poetry off the page and into downtown Amherst, where literary history and contemporary creativity live side by side. Anchored by the annual Emily Dickinson Poetry Marathon, the Festival connects the region’s rich poetic tradition with some of today’s most creative poets.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
James Tate Memorial Stage – Emily Dickinson Museum Grounds
2:55 – 3:25 PM Reading by Poets Dara Wier, Shira Dentz, and Ravi Shankar
by Guest Kathline Carr in Grab the Lapels!
This is the painful and unrelenting tale of Dr. Abe, psychologist and psychic vampire, and his patient/victim, a poet (poetess, he states sibilantly, beginning the process of her dismantling on their first meeting, page 3) who uses language as instinct, as tool and finally as weapon in this masterful textual project. continue reading…
Thank you to editor Michael Tod Edgerton for including my hybrid piece,
“Eva 1 & Eva 2” in the awesome new issue of Loose Change Magazine!
with a new review issue!
Reviews by Judith Goldman, Johanna Drucker, Barbara Duffy, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Kelly Lydick, and and interview with Cornelius Eady by Alexis Orgera—
Transom 9 has launched!
Christopher J. Adamson
Acryla Gouache, ink, watercolor on cradled Claybord
&NOW 2015 AT CALARTS
A Festival of New Writing
March 25-28, 2015
Rose Secoming : an image-music-text performance responding to the experience of female aging, and featuring the legendary Pauline Oliveros, Celia Bland, Shira Dentz, Kathy High (Friday 2:30-3:45)
Sunday, March 22
Shira Dentz, Daniel Nester, Gretchen Primak, Matthew Klane, Celia Bland
The Arts Center of the Capitol Region
265 River Street
2:00 PM Free, book signing, & refreshments will be served
Friday, March 27
Shira Dentz, Pauline Oliveros, Kathy High, Celia Bland
“Rose Secomng”: A multi-media (text-image-music) reading and performance centered on female aging
& Now 2015 Conference
2:30 PM Free
A tasty Thai dinner with some N.C. poets before my reading at Appalachian State University in their Guest Writers’ Reading Series.
by Kristina Marie Darling in American Literary Review:
“…what I find most impressive about Dentz’s book is her stylistic precision, as even the smallest technical choices within her work have social, political, and ethical implications.”