"A Bloomfield Poetry Organizer and a Master of Rhyme"--Features Marilyn Johnston and John P. Kneal, followed by Open Mic. PLEASE NOTE: Joan Hofmann was originally scheduled and has had to cancel and has been rescheduled to Dec. 19, 2019. Marilyn Johnston will read instead. John P. Kneal will still read. Marilyn Johnston
is the author of two full
collections of poetry, Silk Fist Songs
and Weight of the Angel
by Antrim House Books.
Her chapbook, Against Disappearance
published by Redgreene Press, Pittsburgh. Her work has garnered six Pushcart
Prize nominations and has appeared in numerous journals, including South
Carolina Review, Worcester Review, Rattle, bottle rockets,
Marilyn is co-founder of the popular Wintonbury Poetry Reading
Series in the Bloomfield Libraries, a series she directed for twenty years. She retired
from the library in 2017. Six of her poems will soon appear in an
anthology entitled, Shadows From Unfinished Things,
forthcoming from QTR
John P. Kneal, pen name for John A. Willoughby, has had over 75 poems published in poetry journals, anthologies, company newsletters, and public web sites. His first book of poetry, Everyday Poems, was published in 2017. Samples of his work are also at www.JohnPKneal.com. Besides poems, John also writes novels and wisdom tidbits. He is an avid bridge player, tickles the ivory, pumps iron, and regularly takes the body for walks, swims, or cross-country skis. He and his wife have three grown children and a granddaughter, and reside in Suffield, CT.