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
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
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 email@example.com or phone: 642-4648.