Riverwood Poetry Series is delighted to present Edwina Trentham and Joan Seliger Sidney. The poets will read their work, followed by a Q&A session; open mike precedes the reading. Admission is FREE. As always, non-perishable food donations for the AHCC Crisis Food Support program gratefully accepted.
About the Authors:
Edwina Trentham is Professor Emerita of English at Asnuntuck Community College, where she is the Editor of the national poetry journal, Freshwater. Her poetry is widely published in journals. Her first collection of poetry, Stumbling into the Light, was published by Antrim House in 2004. She was a featured reader in The Sunken Garden Poetry Festival in 2005. She won a 2010 Solo Writers Fellowship awarded by the Greater Hartford Arts Council and the Beatrice Fox Auerbach Foundation Fund at Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Her chapbook, Still On This Earth, written with the Solo Fellowship’s support, won honorable mention in the 2011 Comstock Review Chapbook Contest.
Joan Seliger Sidney’s Bereft and Blessed was published by Antrim House and Body of Diminishing Motion: Poems and a Memoir by CavanKerry Press. Her poems have appeared in The Louisville Review, The Massachusetts Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Jewish Currents, Caduceus, Theodate, and elsewhere. Joan has received individual artist’s poetry fellowships from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, also a Visiting Faculty Fellowship from Yale. She’s writer-in-residence at the University of Connecticut’s Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life. In addition, she facilitates “Writing for Your Life,” an adult workshop.