The Gallery of Readers series
resumes in September 2014
visit the audio archive for past recordings
After the Rain
by Jonathan A. Wright
Book Launch and Poetry Readings
Sunday, September 28, 2014, 4 o’clock pm
The Red Barn, Hampshire College, Route 116 (West St.), Amherst, MA
Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 7 o’clock pm
Unitarian Society of Northampton, 220 Main Street, Northampton, MA
sales from the October 7 reading benefit the Connecticut River Watershed Council
While Wright’s poems carry the heavy freight of human sadness, longing, and loss, they also celebrate joy through deeply felt meditations on familial love and a longstanding intimacy with the natural world. Nature is the primary lens through which the poet reveals territories of mind and heart that are alternately thrilling and unsettling. Beneath their lovely surfaces, the poems probe the questions we all ask: What does it mean to have human consciousness in a world that keeps its own counsel? How can we bear the grief of losing what we love? After the Rain is a book lit from within by language that clarifies and distills.
Please see our publications page for:
Ladder to the Roof by Brett Averitt
Lessons out of School by Susan Cocalis
For more than twenty years, Carol Edelstein and Robin Barber have led writing workshops in Northampton, MA, and sponsored an accompanying reading series for participants of the workshops.
In 2011, A Gallery of Readers became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association, with the mission to stimulate interest in, and access to, literature written by emerging creative writers. The association conducts educational workshops for writers, develops and promotes opportunities to enlarge the audience for their art; publishes books and broadsides; and ensures access to such opportunities inclusively without restrictions based on gender, orientation, age, education, or income levels; and to perform any other acts necessary to achieving these goals.