Falling for Poetry


Holly Friesen, Primal-SourceHolly Friesen

It’s Fall! Three poets are “falling for poetry” in the Washington, D. C. area this season, and two of them are EIL poets! Paulette Beete and Maureen Doallas will join Yahia Lababidi on October 27, for Falling For Poetry, a reading sponsored by Capitol Arts Network. It starts at 2:00 p.m., at 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville, Maryland, and the poets will be reading from their recently published books. So if you live in that area, please join them for poetry, light refreshments, and spirited conversation. This is advance notice, so you can put it on your calendars, and here are links to the EIL poetry features, to give you a sample of their work!

Paulette Beete at Escape Into Life 

A scary poem by Paulette Beete in Poetry of Fear at EIL 

A floral poem by Paulette Beete during National Poetry Month at EIL
 
Maureen E. Doallas at Escape Into Life
 
A poem of thanksgiving by Maureen Doallas in Poems of Thanks and Praise at EIL
 
A poem about poetry by Maureen Doallas during National Poetry Month at EIL
 
Paulette Beete has published poems, fiction, and nonfiction in such journals as Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Callaloo, Crab Orchard Review, Rhino, CaKe, and Provincetown Arts, and in the anthologies Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, D.C. and Saints of Hysteria. She has published two poetry chapbooks: Voice Lessons (Plan B Press, 2011) and Blues for a Pretty Girl (Finishing Line Press, 2005).

Maureen Doallas is the author of Neruda’s Memoirs: Poems (T.S. Poetry Press, 2011). Her work has appeared in The Found Poetry Review, The Victorian Violet Press & Journal, Escape Into Life, and Every Day Poems; the anthologies Open to Interpretation: Water’s Edge and Oil and Water… And Other Things That Don’t Mix; Felder Rushing’s book Bottle trees; and at VerseWrights, the sad red earth, Red Lion Square, and TweetSpeakPoetry. She is an Artist Watch Editor for Escape Into Life and writes daily at her blog Writing Without Paper.

Yahia Lababidi is a Pushcart-nominated poet whose work has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. The Egyptian-American thinker is the well-received author of Signposts to Elsewhere (Jane Street Press, 2008), a collection of aphorisms; Trial by Ink: From Nietzsche to Belly-dancing (Common Ground Publishing, 2010), a book of essays; Fever Dreams (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2011), poetry; The Artist as Mystic (Onesuch Press, 2012), lyric conversations; and, most recently, Barely There: Short Poems (Wipf and Stock, 2013).

Falling For Poetry
Capitol Arts Network
Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
12276 Wilkins Avenue
Rockville, Maryland 20852
301-661-7590

The art above is by Holly Friesen.  See more of her work at her Artist Watch feature here at EIL!