Friday, May 5th- Open Mic at 6pm. Wendy Barker on at 8pm
WWBA presents the seventh season of its signature series Walking with Whitman: Poetry in Performance. New for 2017 is a Community Open Mic. After a musical prelude, the main event begins at 8pm with the Featured Poet.
About the Featured Poet
Wendy Barker’s sixth collection of poetry, One Blackbird at a Time, received the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry (BkMk Press, 2015). Her fourth chapbook is From the Moon, Earth is Blue (Wings Press, 2015). An anthology of poems about the 1960s, Far Out: Poems of the ‘60s, co-edited with Dave Parsons, was released by Wings Press in 2016. Other books include a selection of poems with accompanying essays, Poems’ Progress (Absey & Co., 2002), and a selection of translations, Rabindranath Tagore: Final Poems (co-translated with Saranindranath Tagore, Braziller, 2001).
Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2013. She is the author of Lunacy of Light: Emily Dickinson and the Experience of Metaphor (Southern Illinois University Press, 1987), as well as co-editor (with Sandra M. Gilbert) of The House is Made of Poetry: The Art of Ruth Stone (Southern Illinois University Press, 1996).
Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, she is the Pearl LeWinn Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she has taught since 1982.
5:30pm Sign up for Community Open (Online pre-registration recommended. Walk-ins are welcome)
6:00pm Open Mic performances begin
7:30pm Musical prelude w/ the Tommy Santoriello Trio
8:00pm Poetry Reading, Q&A, Book Signing
2017 Program Schedule
WWBA presents poets:
Friday, May 5th: Wendy Barker
Friday, October 6th: Ian Griffiths
Friday, November 3rd: Dorianne Laux
Friday, December 1st: David Amran
HS Students are free
College Students $5