Poetry Reading Will Explore ‘Grief and Gratitude’, Sept 16

image Sounds like this is going to be a good reading over in Troy on Wednesday.  Here is the information from the good people at the Arts Center:

Poetry reading will explore ‘grief and gratitude’

Area writers included in acclaimed anthology to read at The Arts Center

Beloved on the Earth (Holy Cow! Press) is an engaging anthology of 150 poems that brings together a range of responses to the experiences of death, mourning, and gratitude for lost loved ones, composed by a variety of poets, both emerging and well-known.

TROY—Acclaimed poet, storyteller and scholar Joseph Bruchac of Greenfield Center will be among the featured writers in a September 16 "anthology reading" at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St. in downtown Troy.

Bruchac will be joined by poets Judith E. Prest of Duanesburg and Kenneth Salzmann of Woodstock in reading from the best-selling poetry anthology BELOVED ON THE EARTH: 150 POEMS OF GRIEF AND GRATITUDE.

The program will also include video recorded contributions and "proxy" readings of poems from more than a dozen far-flung contributors to the anthology.

A book signing will follow the reading, which begins at 7 p.m.

Released in June by the Minnesota-based Holy Cow! Press, BELOVED ON THE EARTH has been a frequent "hot new release" on Amazon’s list of poetry anthologies and has appeared several times on the Poetry Foundation’s Best Seller List (Nielsen BookScan).

The collection includes poems by dozens of emerging and acclaimed poets, including numerous Pulitzer Prize-winners, past and current poets laureate and other notables.

It has received praise from  Rabbi Lawrence Kushner ("An anthology filled with healing and hope.") and Dr. Bernie Seigel (“Death is an inevitable event and we are poorly prepared for the loss of a loved one. The answer lies within this book’s poems. . . “).

Michele Fedderly, executive director of Hospice Minnesota, also praised the anthology, saying, "This would be an excellent resource for families and staff offering a way to be open to healing and grace."

In literary circles, a Minnesota Star-Tribune book reviewer said, “This is a collection of poems that help give meaning to our grief and remind us that we are not alone.”

Elsewhere, critic Vince Corvaia termed it “the best book of poems I have reviewed so far this year.”

The collection is edited by poet Deborah Cooper, memoirist Mara Hart and poet and mystery writer Pamela Mittlefehldt  along with Jim Perlman, founding editor and publisher of Holy Cow! Press, which has been hailed by critic Lewis Hyde as “one of the best small presses in the nation.”

For more information about the Sept. 16 reading in Troy, contact The Arts Center at 518-273-0552 or visit www.artscenteronline.org