Hyla Brook Reading Series

The Robert Frost Farm’s 2015 Hyla Brook Reading Series season continues Thursday, July 9, 2015, 6:30-8:30pm with New York City-based poet Angela Alaimo O’Donnell and Hyla Brook Poet Cathy McDonald. 

The series, held in the Frost Farm located at 122 Rockingham Rd (Rt 28), is free and open to the public. An Open Mic follows the readings and all audience members are invited to share their work. 

O’Donnell, a writer and professor, teaches English & Creative Writing at Fordham University and serves as Associate Director of Fordham’s Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.  She is also a regular columnist for America magazine. O’Donnell has published four collections of poems, Saint Sinatra (2011), Moving House (2009), Waking My Mother (2013), and recently published Lovers’ Almanac (2015).  She has also published two chapbooks MINE (2007) and Waiting for Ecstasy (2009).  Other titles include Mortal Blessings (2014)a memoir, and Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith, a brief biography and introduction to O’Connor’s work (May 2015). 

Joining Alaimo is Hyla Brook Poet Cathy McDonald of Derry. McDonald's passion for poetry began when she joined the Hyla Brook Poets three years ago. A director of marketing for many years for a NYSE-traded company and then the director of a Buddhist meditation center, she recently helped organize the inaugural  "Poetry at the Frost Farm: Writing in Meter and Form" conference at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH.  

Upcoming Hyla Brook Reading Series events include: 

·      Maggie Dietz, Featured Reader, Thursday, August 13, 2015

·      Bill Coyle, Featured Reader, Thursday, September 10, 2015

For more information go to frostfarmpoetry.org