A Taste of Poetry

October 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Shenandoah Arts Council
811 South Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Suggested Donation $5


October 24, 2015 / 7pm -8:30pm

An Evening of Poetry and  Delicious Desserts.

Suggested Donation $5

Featuring Stanley Plumly and Elisabeth Murawski.

 For the first time ever, a private ticketed dinner at 5:30 before the event will allow community members to meet the poets. The intimate, family style dinner will take place at ShenArts and guests will enjoy the company of the poets for $30/person.



STANLEY PLUMLY‘s books of poetry include Orphan Hours: Poems (W. W. Norton, 2013); Old Heart (W. W. Norton, 2007);The Marriage in the Trees (Ecco Press, 1997); Boy on the Step (1989); Summer Celestial (1983); Out-of-the-Body Travel(1977), which won the William Carlos Williams Award and was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award;Giraffe (1973); and In the Outer Dark (1970), which won the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award. His collection Old Heart(2009) won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Paterson Poetry Prize, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He is also the author of the nonfiction books Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography (W. W. Norton, 2008), which was named runner-up for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Distinguished Biography; Argument & Song: Sources & Silences in Poetry (Other Press, 2003); and The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb (2014).

He edited the Ohio Review from 1970 to 1975 and the Iowa Review from 1976 to 1978. He has taught at numerous institutions including Louisiana State University, Ohio University, Princeton, Columbia, and the Universities of Iowa, Michigan, and Houston, as well as at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in 1978 and 1979.

His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Ingram-Merrill Foundation Fellowship, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts grant. He is a professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. Since 2009 he has been Poet Laureate of Maryland.



ELISABETH MURAWSKI‘s first book of poems was Moon and Mercury, winner of the Washington Writers Publishing House Prize in 1990. Zorba’s Daughter won the May Swenson Poetry Award from Utah State University Press in 2010. She has two chapbooks, Troubled by an Angel (Cleveland State, 1997) and Out-patients (Serving House, 2010). Her poems are in journals including The Yale Review, The Southern Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review as well as the most recent issue of The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review.    








Presented in partnership with Sows Ear Poetry Review

Based in Winchester, Virginia, The Sow’s Ear Poetry Review has been publishing since 1989. Our mission is to encourage and give voice to fine poets and artists, move, delight, and humanize our readers and to support fresh ways of writing, understanding, and using poetry.


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