Wintonbury Poetry Series

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
McMahon Wintonbury Library
Children's Room

Event Details


"A Bloomfield Poet and a Massachusetts Poet" -- James Black and Howard Faerstein. Bloomfied poet James Black is a multifaceted creative who simply loves expressing himself through poetry. Though an artist, musician, speaker and author, James simply was born for poetry as poetry was born in him. Through the pages of Laughing Mirror, Waldo and the Ramblings on Man, and Black, White and the in Between, you will find the gems he so willfully shares on his experiences, thoughts and feelings about the world around him and in him. Howie Faerstein's book,  Dreaming of the Rain in Brooklyn, was published in 2013 by Press 53. About it, Martin Espada said; “In the voice of Howard Faerstein we hear the voice of Whitman—the original Brooklyn poet—and the voice of Ginsberg, but above all the voice of experience. Faerstein has seen it all, and these poems are the stuff of life itself.”  A second collection, Googootz and Other Poems, appeared in 2018. His work can also be found in numerous journals. Considering himself an “adjunct emeritus,” he presently volunteers as a citizenship mentor at the Center for New Americans and is Co-Poetry Editor of CutThroat, A Journal of the Arts. He lives in Florence, MA.  Open Mic follows. 

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens (13-18)
Presenter: Tom Nicotera
Tom Nicotera
(860) 243-9721