Join us on Thursday, November 2nd at 6pm at the library for an evening of original poetic works by 3 talented local poet authors! There will be 15 minutes at the end of the reading where we will open the floor to anyone else who would like to share their own poetry. Poet’s bios provided below:

Anique Sara Taylor’sbook Civil Twilight is Blue Light Press Poetry Prize 2022. Where Space Bends, was published by Finishing Line Press 2020. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her chapbooks chosen Finalist in 2023 are: When Black Opalescent Birds Still Circled the Globe (Harbor Review’s Inaugural 2023 Jewish Women’s Prize); Feathered Strips of Prayer Before Morning (Minerva Rising); Cobblestone Mist (Longlisted Finalist by Harbor Editions’ Marginalia Series). Earlier Chapbook Finalists: Where Space Bends (In earlier chapbook form 2014 by both Minerva Rising + Blue Light Press.) Under the Ice Moon (2015 Blue Light Press). Please visit AniqueSaraTaylor.com for more.Lisa St. John lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York, where she calls the Catskill Mountains home. Her chapbook, Ponderings, was published by Finishing Line Press, and her book of poetry, Swallowing Stones, by  Kelsay Books. Lisa has published her poetry in many journals and anthologies such as Light, The Ekphrastic Review, Glassworks, 2elizabeths Volume 1 and The Poetry Distillery. Her poems have won several awards such as The Bermuda Triangle Prize and New Millenium Writing. Her essays and memoir excerpts have been published in magazines and nonfiction collections. She can be found at lisachristinastjohn.com

Lisa St. John lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York, where she calls the Catskill Mountains home. Her chapbook, Ponderings, was published by Finishing Line Press, and her book of poetry, Swallowing Stones, by  Kelsay Books. Lisa has published her poetry in many journals and anthologies such as Light, The Ekphrastic Review, Glassworks, 2elizabeths Volume 1 and The Poetry Distillery. Her poems have won several awards such as The Bermuda Triangle Prize and New Millenium Writing. Her essays and memoir excerpts have been published in magazines and nonfiction collections. She can be found at lisachristinastjohn.com

Lissa Kiernan’s second book of poems, The Whispering Wall, won the Homebound Publications Poetry Prize and was a semi-finalist for the Tupelo Press Dorset Prize. Glass Needles & Goose Quills, her second book, won the Nautilus Gold for Lyric Prose. Two Faint Lines in the Violet, her first book of poetry, was a finalist for the Julie Suk Award as well as the Foreword Indies. Lissa lives in the Catskill Park foothills near the Ashokan Reservoir spillway. She is the founding director of The Poetry Barn in West Hurley, an independent poetry bookstore and lending library, and executive director of the nonprofit arts organization AIM Higher.