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None but Witches: Poems On Shakespeare’s Women
October 22, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
Elizabeth Sylvia and Wendy Drexler will be reading from their recent works on Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 pm at the Mattapoisett Library. None but Witches: Poems On Shakespeare’s Women is a stunning debut collection by Elizabeth Sylvia, winner of the 5th annual Three Mile Harbor Poetry Prize. Although Sylvia started off accepting the truism that Shakespeare was remarkable for the depth of his female characters, she found herself surmising that the women had a lot more to say than they were given. Sylvia’s poetry has been published in a wide range of literary journals, including Salamander, Pleiades, Slipstream and Crab Creek Review. Wendy Drexler will read from her latest, Notes from the Column of Memory, published in September 2022. Drexler is the recipient of a 2022 artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She is the author of two earlier collections, most recently Before There Was Before (Iris Press, 2017.) Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Nimrod, Prairie Schooner, The Threepenny Review and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among others. Her work has been featured on Verse Daily and WBUR and in numerous anthologies. She has been the Poet-in-Residence at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, Massachusetts since 2018 and is programming co-chair for the New England Poetry Club. Light refreshments will be served.