June 2020: The Woven Tale Press has posted a Woman Sawn in Half interview conducted (pre-Covid and -Black Lives Matter demonstrations) by the wonderful poet and editor Sara London. Here is the WTP’s Poetry Central page.
March 2020: The anthology Choice Words: Writers on Abortion is out in the world! It’s edited by Annie Finch (Haymarket Books) and has a great line-up, including Katha Pollitt, Amy Tan, Gwendolyn Brooks, Daisy Fried, Margaret Atwood, Jean Valentine, Leslie Marmon Silko, and me!
I was interviewed by Rick Agran for his show Bon Mot (WGDR) on October 13, 2019. We had fun talking about Little Steel and BOX. My brother and sister-in-law John and Jan and my niece Rebecca put together a great playlist for the show, including John Hiatt’s “A Woman Sawed in Half” and songs that work for both labor unions and the condition of being sawn (“Which Side Are You On?” and more!). You can listen here:
The terrific lit mag Guesthouse has nominated my poem “On the Journey to Redeem the Long-necked Swan, You Must Carry a Stool for Your Weariness” for the 2019 Best of the Net anthology!
BOX is a finalist for the 2019 Vermont Book Award!
BOX has been awarded Silver by Foreword Review for the 2018 Indies Poetry Book of the Year!
BOX is on the wonderful poet (and prose writer) Maria Hummel’s Reading List! (Poetry Foundation)
Concord, New Hampshire
Virtual Reading with Carol Westberg
January 20, 7 PM
Phoenix Books Virtual
Reading with Nancy Richardson
January 13, 2021, 7 PM
Poetry & Pie
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Rescheduled to 2022 due to Covid
Bookstock Literary Festival
Friday, July 31, 2020
Cancelled due to Covid
2019 Vermont Book Award Gala, Finalist Readings
Vermont College of Fine Arts
November 9, 2019, 6:30 PM
The Painted Word, Fleming Museum, UVM, Burlington, Vermont
Reading with Sara London
Thursday, September 12, 6 PM
Words Out Loud, Old West Church, Calais, Vermont
Reading with Susan Ritz
Sunday, September 15, 3 PM You can listen here:
Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill, Poultney, Vermont
Group Reading from the anthology Birchsong II — Poetry Centered in Vermont
Sunday, August 18, 3 PM
AVA Gallery, Lebanon, New Hampshire
Reading with Pam Harrison and Carol Westberg
Saturday, July 20, 1:30 PM
Truro Public Library, Truro, Massachusetts
Reading with Laura Foley, Pam Harrison, Carol Westberg, and Clyde Watson
Tuesday, July 30, 6:30 PM
Reading with Carol Potter at PoemCity
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier
Saturday, April 20, noon-2:00
Reading at the Lit Club @ the Light Club Lamp Shop
Burlington, Monday, September 24
Reading at the Truro, Massachusetts, Public Library
Tuesday, August 21
Book Launch for BOX and LITTLE STEEL
Burlington City Arts, Saturday, June 30
Introduction by Alison Prine
Reading and reception, book signing
Reading at Vegan Verses, Pingala Café
Burlington, Tuesday June 12
Reading at the Massillon, Ohio, Public Library, Saturday, May 5
Join USW’s SOAR (Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees) in a commemoration of the deaths of local workers in the 1937 “Little Steel Strike” involving 13,000 employees in Canton, Massillon. Special guest is Leo Gerard, president of United Steelworkers.
Read The Independent‘s article on the Little Steel event, Massillon, Ohio, here.
Background History for BOX: the Vermont Women’s Health Center, Burlington, Vermont
Watch CCTV’s video of the VWHC’s 15th Anniversary (1987) here.