Lahaska: Monthly Poetry Series feat. Patricia Goodrich and Open Mic

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October 24th - 6:30 pm at the Lahaska Bookshop.
Join us in welcoming our featured poet, PATRICIA GOODRICH, to the Lahaska Bookshop for October's meeting of Poetry is Not a Dirty Word.  An open mic segment will follow our featured poet's reading.
About the Poet:  Patricia Goodrich is a poet and visual artist. She has been featured reader at writers’ conferences, including the Days of Poetry & Wine, Festival, Slovenia, Druskininkai International Festival, Lithuania, and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, USA She has received Pennsylvania Fellowships in Poetry and Creative Nonfiction. Woman With A Wandering Eye, How the Moose Got To Be, Verda’s House, and Red Mud are among Goodrich’s books of poems. Her poetry has been translated into Chinese, Finnish, French, Lithuanian, Slovenian, and Romanian. Stone Hunting in Transylvania, two volumes in English and Romanian edition was published in Romana, 2018-19.

As an artist, Goodrich is a recipient of fellowships and residencies through the Andy Warhol Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Europos Parkas-Lithuania, Khajuraho Festival-India, Inter-Art Foundation-Romania, Leeway Foundation, Luxor, Egypt, Art-From-People-to-People, Makole Sculpture Symposium-Slovenia, AMCC-Morocco, Promart Haiti, Puffin Foundation, Santa Fe Art Institute, Izmir Biennial-Turkey Vermont Studio Center, Yaddo, Yinchuan Artists Association-China, and Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University and Master of Arts degree from the University of Northern Colorado. She resides in Springfield Township, Bucks County.

Vienna Bread by Patricia Goodrich

Vienna bread.
There it is. Vienna bead.
The bread my mother loved.
Custom sliced. Bought fresh
at Kalcher’s bakery. Crust, deep golden brown.
A treat above common white bread
from the grocery store.
I haven’t eaten Vienna bread
for years. For thirteen years
my mother’s been dead,
but today in that flash
it takes to read The Penny Power’s
Farmers’ Market ad,
Fresh Vienna Bread $1.75,
she is with me,
and I am hungry for it
as I never was before.

Who should come?:  Those who write poetry, those who read poetry, those who listen to poetry, those who don't think poetry is some sort of dirty, scary word, those who love poetry, those who merely like poetry, and those who are under the misguided impression they don't like poetry. So pretty much everyone.
Interested in being a featured reader? For those looking to read, we're looking for a wide range of styles, genres, themes, from a wide range of people, so whether it's odes, epics, slam, haiku, some style of poetry that is your own creation, etc etc etc we are excited to hear your voice. 

Poetry Night | Lahaska Bookshop | Monthly | Fourth Thursday | 6:30 pm