New England Poetry Club

July 2 reading: “Honey from the Flower of the World”

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Please join us for our second reading of the summer at the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, coming up this Sunday (July 2nd) at 3pm! Christina Davis and Jeffrey Harrison will be reading for “Honey from the Flower of the World,” a reading in honor of Henry David Thoreau’s bicentennial. For more information, please see our facebook page!

Christina Davis is the author of An Ethic (Nightboat Books, 2013), selected and introduced by Forrest Gander, and Forth A Raven (Alice James Books, 2006). Her poems and essays have appeared in such journals as the American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Concord Saunterer, Paris Review and Poetry Magazine. She is the recipient of the Witter Bynner Award from the Library of Congress (chosen by U.S. poet laureate Kay Ryan) and artistic residencies from the Bellagio Center, MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the James Merrill House, and the Dora Maar House in France. She currently serves as curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard University.

Jeffrey Harrison is the author of five books of poetry, including The Singing Underneath, selected by James Merrill for the National Poetry Series in 1987; Feeding the Fire, winner of the Sheila Motton Award from the New England Poetry Club in 2002; Incomplete Knowledge, runner-up for the Poets’ Prize in 2008; and, in 2014, Into Daylight, winner of the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press and selected by the Massachusetts Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book for 2015. In addition, a selected poems, The Names of Things, was published in 2006 by The Waywiser Press in the U.K. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA, and the Bogliasco Foundation, along with other honors. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and journals, as well as in Best American Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Poets of the New Century, The Twentieth Century in Poetry, and other anthologies, and been featured frequently on Garrison Keillor’s radio show “The Writer’s Almanac.”

2017 summer poetry festival poster