The Bookstore, Lenox, 7 p.m.
Elephant Tree House, a small press publisher of contemporary poetry, founded in 2010 and located in Pittsfield, MA, will introduce itself and the three authors of its first publications: Nan Becker, (After Rain), Susan Hartung, (Inclusion), and Rosemary Starace (Requitements and Mountain Vows). The reading will feature selections from the books read by the authors, two of whom reside in the Berkshires, and the other with family ties here. Coincidentally, all three women began their creative lives in the visual arts. Their writing spans a range of styles and subjects.
Nan Becker (After Rain) lives and writes in Stillwater, NJ. Her poetry has appeared in The Litchfield Review, Nimrod, The Potomac Review, Salamander, and other journals. Her poem “Blue Heron” won a W.B. Yeats Society Honorable Mention. She holds an MFA in sculpture from Yale.
Susan Hartung (Inclusion) lives and works in Housatonic, MA. She holds an MFA in painting from Columbia, and has exhibited widely in New York and western Massachusetts. As a teacher at Berkshire Country Day School in Stockbridge, MA, she taught art, language arts, and math. Her poetry has appeared in Serving House Journal, Cell2Soul: The Journal of Humane Medicine and the Medical Humanities, and Memory of New Hunger.
Rosemary Starace (Requitements and Mountain Vows), of Pittsfield, MA, is co-editor, with Moira Richards and Lesley Wheeler, of the international poetry anthology, Letters to the World. Her poetry has appeared in Orion, Studio, Lake: A Journal of Arts and Culture, Poemeleon, and qarrtsiluni, among others. More writing and art at http://rosemarystarace.com.