Kane to Read at Poetry on the Loose at the Baby Grand

Work Life Paul Kane will read his work at the next program in the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series.  The event will be held at the Baby Grand Bookshop at 7 West Street in Warwick at 4:00 p.m. on March 1.  Following the featured poet, others are welcome to read original work on any theme.  Admission is free.

Paul Kane, who lives in Warwick (New York), has published four collections of poems: The Farther Shore, Drowned Lands, Work Life and, recently, A Slant of Light.  Kane’s work has frequently been compared to Robert Frost’s, as “a dark echo” (Joseph Brodsky) or like Frost “at his best” (Harold Bloom).  Poet and critic Rosanna Warren writes that his poems “bespeak a wholeness of life and language, a fitting of elegy, diatribe, natural description, meditation and blessing into the same large work of mind and heart.”  His other publications include scholarly editions, critical studies, anthologies and collaborations. 

Kane has taught at Yale University and Monash University (Australia) and is presently a professor of English at Vassar College.  He is the recipient of a Fulbright award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation, as well as a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. 

Shirley Powell will be featured on April 5.

For further information, contact: William Seaton/ Poetry on the Loose, Inc. at       (845) 294-8085 or email seaton@frontiernet.net