Poetry Forum: Led by Anne Becker – Fourth Sundays Poetry Workshop – 6-27-10

Evanston Public Library

Church & Orrington

1:30-4:30 — Room 108

Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics.  Sessions are free* and no registration is required.

Anne Becker is the author of The Transmutation Notebooks: Poems in the Voices of Charles and Emma Darwin and The Good Body.  Her writing has appeared in Antioch Review, Southern Poetry Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Washington Review, Washington Jewish Week, Patuxent Review. Since 2001, she has taught a poetry workshop, Writing the Body, for those who have experienced life-threatening and chronic illness as patients or caregivers. (Website: www.bodywriting.org). For over 15 years, she was senior producer of Watershed Tapes, recording major American and international poets reading their work.  She also produced segments for several series of literary radio programs that were broadcast nationwide. Poet laureate of Takoma Park, MD, she is currently co-curating This Is Our Body, an exhibit of collaborations between poets and visual artists.

Anne’s topic: a Bodily Function — How to make a Poem that moves.

Bring 15 or more copies (no longer than two pages) of work you want critiqued.

*$5 – $10 donation appreciated

This project has been partially supported by a grant from Poets & Writers.

RHINO Reads! Featuring Pamela Miller & Anne Becker 6-25-10

June 25, 2010
6 – 8 pm
Brothers K
500 Main St, Evanston, IL

PAMELA MILLER (not pictured) has been writing, publishing and performing her poetry for more than 30 years. She has published three books, most recently Recipe for Disaster (Mayapple Press, 2003). Her work has appeared in many print and online magazines and anthologies, and she is currently working on a fourth collection, Miss Unthinkable.

ANNE BECKER is the author of The Transmutation Notebooks: Poems in the Voices of Charles and Emma Darwin and The Good Body.  Her writing has appeared in Antioch Review, Southern Poetry Review, Gargoyle Magazine, Washington Review, Patuxent Review.  Since 2001, she has taught a poetry workshop, Writing the Body, for those who have experienced life-threatening and chronic illness as patients or caregivers. (Website: www.bodywriting.org).  She was senior producer of Watershed Tapes, recording major American and international poets reading their work.  Poet laureate of Takoma Park, MD, she is currently co-curating This Is Our Body, an exhibit of collaborations between poets and visual artists.