First Friday Coffeehouse April 2,2010

From Bob Moore

Poets, Musicians, Spring Revelers, Artists of a Different Color:

We’re gearing up for another coffeehouse, this time during National Poetry

Month. It’s officially spring, so there’s no excuse to stay indoors and

wait for a cue to migrate outside. We have two fine poets featured this

month that hail from Derry, NH. Midge Goldberg and Robert Crawford, both

Powow River Poets, will present their formal, humorous, and lucid verse.

Bob comes from the tradition of metrical, lyrical poetry rich in imagery.

His poems use natural settings to create a mood and stir emotions. His

work pays homage to the traditions of Frost and Hardy. His poems have

appeared in many journals including First Things and The Dark Horse. Midge

has an uncanny way to deliver a thought, using personal narrative, humor,

news headlines, and themes of love and temptation. She asks hard questions

about the status quo. She turns a thought upside down to deliver a

humanistic perspective that is original and charged with energy. She’s had

her poems published in many literary journals including Light, Measure,

First Things, and Dogwood. Midge’s poem “Temptress” was featured at the

McGowan Fine Art Gallery in Concord, New Hampshire in an art show entitled

“Love, Lust, and Desire”. More about Midge and Bob’s poetry is found below:

The First Friday Coffeehouse

featuring poets

Midge Goldberg


Robert Crawford

Midge Goldberg’s poems have appeared in Measure, First Things, Dogwood,

Alehouse 2008, Cadenza, Rhyming Poems, and other publications. She was a

finalist for the 2008 Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award. Her first book of poetry,

Flume Ride, was published in 2006 by David Robert Books. Her poetry has been

anthologized in Rhyming Poems, the 2009 and 2010 Poets’ Guide to New

Hampshire, European Romantic Poetry, and the Powow River Anthology. Her

poem “Small Town” was featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac.

Midge lives in Derry, N.H.

Robert W. Crawford lives in Derry, NH. His poems have appeared in Measure,

The Formalist, First Things, The Dark Horse, The Raintown Review, The Lyric,

Forbes, and many other publications. He won the 2006 Howard Nemerov Sonnet

Award, and was a 2008 finalist. His first book of poetry, Too Much

Explanation Can Ruin a Man, was published in 2005 by David Robert Books. His

second book is due out shortly. He is a trustee of the Robert Frost Farm in

Derry, a long time member of the Powow River Poets, and a co-founder of the

Hyla Brook Poets.

The First Unitarian-Universalist Society of Exeter

12 Elm Street (Parish Hall), Exeter, NH

Friday, April 2nd

7:30 PM

Sign-up for performers starts at 6:30 PM.

Musicians, poets, families, performing art enthusiasts encouraged to attend.

Bring a dessert. Coffee and tea will be provided. Donations gratefully


Tell a friend and see you on Friday, April 2nd

For more information, e-mail or phone: 642-4648.

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