April is both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month. To celebrate these two art forms, the Norwalk Public Library invites you to a collaborative performance by composer/saxophonist Jim Clark and Norwalk Poet Laureate Laurel Peterson, on Sunday, April 2, at 2:30 p.m., in the Main Auditorium, located at 1 Belden Avenue, Norwalk.
Every song on Jim’s album has a story, which is shared in the album’s liner notes. To encourage a heightened level of audience engagement with the themes of the instrumental music, Jim collaborated with Norwalk Poet Laureate Laurel Peterson and poets Sally Nacker and Adrianna Rexon to write poems that reflect the themes of each of his compositions. The artists will weave the poems in and around the songs during the concert, creating a fitting, unique tribute to both art forms.
Copies of Old as New will be available for purchase.
This program is free and open to the public.
Thirteen by Laurel Peterson
The Literary Nest Vol 2 Issue 4 Winter 2017
GATEWAY TO NORWALK
Sculpture, West Avenue, Norwalk, CT by Laurel S. Peterson
GATEWAY: NORWALK NIGHTS by Jack Powers
OYSTER SHELL PARK
Norwalk, CT by Laurel S. Peterson
The Garden Shukkei-En - Poem by Carolyn Forché - Poem Hunter
Prairie Dawn by Willa Cather - A Fourth of July Poem
September 15, from 5:30 - 7:30 at Artist's Market, Main Ave., Norwalk: Kevin Pilkington (http://www.kevinpilk.com/#!bio/c1ktj) and Van Hartmann (Van Hartmann is a Professor of English at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, New York. He received his A.B. in History from Stanford University and his Ph.D. in English from the University of North Carolina. He has published two books of poetry (Shiva Dancing, Texture Press, 2007, and Riptide, Texture Press, 2016) and a chapbook (Between What Is and What Is Not, The Last Automat Press, 2010). His poetry has been published in numerous literary journals, including Slant, Fourth River, Red Wheelbarrow, and Confluence.)
October 6, 7 - 8:30, at NPL: Shanna T. Melton http://shatamel.wix.com/poeticsoularts-net#!biography and Jerry T. Johnson . https://jtjohnpoet.com/about/ This evening may appeal to those who prefer spoken word poetry.
November: 3, 7 - 8:30, at NPL: Joseph Fasano https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/joseph-fasano, who has been nominated for a Pulitzer http://josephfasano.net/ ; and Alan Walowitz, another Manhattanville connection (Joe teaches there as well). Register Online
December 1, 7 - 8:30 at NPL: David K. Leff http://davidkleff.typepad.com/home/about-david.html and Marianela Medrano https://marianelamed.wordpress.com/about/. Register Online
January 5, at NPL, 7 - 8:30: Sally Blumis-Dunn http://sallybliumisdunn.com/content/ and Susan Moorhead, She has a chapbook from Finishing Line Press: https://finishinglinepress.com/product_info.php?products_id=2320. Register Online