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Wet Was the Light: Three New Hampshire Poets

The Word Barn
66 Newfields Road
Exeter, NH 03833
United States

“Green was the silence, wet was the light,
the month of June trembled like a butterfly” — Pablo Neruda

On Friday, June 8, three poets will feature as part of the Silo Series. You will not want to miss these voices!

The reading begins at 7 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
$5 suggested donation
Complimentary coffee/tea/treats
Wine/beer/cider – suggested donation

Mimi White is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent, The World Disguised as This One: a year in Tanka, chronicles the first year of her husband’s illness. This evening she will be reading from poems that follow that illness through to her husband Steve’s death last August. She is writing sestets, six line poems, slightly longer, but much wider than the tanka. In person, Mimi is quite a funny person. She lives in an old farmhouse in Rye, NH.

Jim Rioux’s poems and essays have appeared in such publications as The North American Review, Prairie Schooner, Five Points, and The Cortland Review. A recording artist for Burst and Bloom Records, he is releasing his second solo album in the fall of 2018.

Mary Saliba received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA from Emerson College, where she studied poetry with Bill Knott. She has been a features writer and editor for publications in New York and New Hampshire, including The New York Daily News, Hearst Publications and Salmon Press. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in small press publications, the anthology “Brevity and Echo” (Rose Metal Press) and “What if? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers” (HarperCollins). She is currently the editorialist for US-UN Report (www.usunreport.libsyn.com) a weekly broadcast focused on U.S. foreign policy and the United Nations and works at a lakeside resort in New Hampshire