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Jeanne Marie Beaumont (East Hampton Poetry Marathon Reading)
July 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Jeanne Marie Beaumont and Sharon Dolin will be at Marine Museum for the East Hampton Poetry Marathon Reading located at 301 Bluff Rd, Amagansett, NY 11930.
Jeanne Marie Beaumont whose provocative poetry led to a film and Sharon Dolin, author of six poetry books, will be reading their poems Sunday July 23 5:30 p.m. at the East Hampton Township Marine Museum, 301 Bluff Road, Amagansett.
Ms. Beaumont’s poem Afraid So, which asks a list of worrying questions such as “Was the gun loaded?”, “Did All the Books Burn?” and “Will it get any worse?” was made into a short film narrated by Garrison Keillor.
A Manhattan resident, who teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y, she has published four books of poetry and her works have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines that include The Nation, Harvard Review and The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2007, among others.
Ms. Dolin’s books include Burn and Dodge, which was selected for the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her works have appeared in over 100 magazines including Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, The Kenyon Review and The New Republic as well as a variety of anthologies.
She has been awarded the distinguished 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowship from the Library of Congress and teaches poetry workshops at Poets House in Manhattan the borough where she resides.
The free East Hampton Poetry Marathon program, now in its 23rd year, runs four Sundays in July. It is held under the auspices of the East Hampton Historical Society. Attendees can tour the museum at 5. A reception will be held after the reading.