Savoy Bookshop & Café presents a poetry reading with former Rhode Island Poet Laureate Lisa Starr (Where Beach Meets Ocean) and Estha Weiner (at the last minute). This event is free and open to the public.
About Lisa Starr
Lisa Starr is the founder of the Block Island Poetry Project, two-time recipient of the Rhode Island Fellowship in Poetry, and was Rhode Island’s Poet Laureate from 2007-2012. Starr has published three books of poetry, including Mad With Yellow, her most recent. She also produced and edited the anthology, Where Beach Meets Ocean. Temporarily retired after 16 years running an inn on Block Island, Starr has happily relocated to Westerly, where she is hard at work completing a memoir (Writer Inn-terrupted) and her next collection of poems.
About Estha Weiner
Estha Weiner's newest poetry collection is at the last minute (Salmon Poetry, Ireland, March 2019). She is author of In the Weather of the World (Salmon), The Mistress Manuscript (Asheville Book Works), Transfiguration Begins At Home (Tiger Bark Press); and co-editor/contributor to Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (Akron Poetry Series, University of Akron Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic and Barrow Street, and six poems have been translated into Dutch. Winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize and a Visiting Scholar at The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England, Estha is founding director of Sarah Lawrence College NY Alumni/ae Writers Nights, Marymount Writers Nights, and a Speaker on Shakespeare for The New York Council For The Humanities. She is a Professor in the English Dept. at City College of NY, CUNY, and Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, and serves or has served on the Poetry/Writing faculties of The Frost Place, Hudson Valley Writers Center, Stone Coast Writers Conference, Poets and Writers, Poets House, and The Writers Voice. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley Writers Center. In her previous life, Estha was an actor and worked for BBC Radio.
Estha Weiner has published three previous volumes of poetry. Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic and Barrow Street. Nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize, she was a 2005 winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize. She is founding director of Sarah Lawrence College NY Writers' Nights Series, and Marymount Writers Nights.