Mon. May 2: Elizabeth Kincaid-Elhers & Margaret Gibson

POETRY READING: Monday May 2, 7pm—Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers & Margaret Gibson

Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers moved to Connecticut in 1979 as visiting writer-in-residence at Trinity College. After teaching at other local colleges and serving as an artist-in-the-schools, she went back to school to retrain. Since the mid-eighties she has maintained a private practice in psychotherapy. She has published three books of poetry: How Do I Hate Thee? A Sampler of Poetic Rage Against Cancer (Antrim House, 2011); Seasoning, Poems 2005-2009 (Antrim House, 2009); Leaping and Looming, Collected Poems 1979-2004 (Merganser Press, 2005). Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers was featured in the first year of the Sunken Garden Poetry Series. She has received many awards and prizes, including the North Country Poetry Prize and a nomination from Nimrod for a Pushcart Prize.

Margaret Gibson is the author of 11 books of poems, all from LSU Press, most recently BROKEN CUP, 2014, whose title poem won a Pushcart Prize for 2016. Other awards include the Lamont Selection for LONG WALKS IN THE AFTERNOON (1982), the Melville Kane Award for MEMORIES OF THE FUTURE( 1986), the Connecticut Book Award in Poetry for ONE BODY(2008). THE VIGIL was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry in 1993. She has also written a memoir, THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER, 2008, University of Missouri Press. Gibson is Professor Emerita, University of Connecticut, and lives in Preston, CT. For more information, visit her website and face book page: &


Location: The Studio @ Billings Forge
563 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Parking available next to Firebox restaurant or along Broad Street.
Free event.

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Upcoming Readings: 2016...

2016 WordForge Readings

May 2: Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers and Margaret Gibson

TUESDAY May 17: Martha Collins and Bessy Reyna [Note: Tuesday event; rescheduled.]

June 6: Joan Sidney and Victoria Muñoz

All readings start at 7PM with an Open Mike...

WordForge Reading Series History

March 7: Pat Hale and Jose B. Gonzalez

Dec. 7: Jeffrey Kaimowitz, Stephen Utz, and Kevin Rita

Nov. 2: Michael Cervas and Bruce Cohen

Oct. 5: Suzanne Levine and Janet Passehl

Sept. 8: Dennis Barone and Anita Durkin

June 8: Elizabeth Thomas

May 11: Brent Terry and Marilyn Nelson

April 20: David Epstein and Eric Hoffman

March 16: Steven Ostrowki

Dec. 1: Doug Anderson and Leslie McGrath

Nov. 10: Joan Hofmann and Sue Ellen Thompson

Oct. 20: JoAnne Bauer and Brian Simoneau

Sept. 29: Melissa E. Croghan and Rennie McQuilkin

June 2: Edwina Trenthan and Rhett Watts

May 5: Daniel Donaghy and V. Penelope Pelizzon

April 7: Christine Beck and Sarah Nichols

March 10: Dominic Failla and Adam Golaski

Feb. 10: Charles Fort and Kerry O'Keefe

Dec. 2: John Jeffrey & Pit Pinegar

Nov. 4: Jonathan Gillman & Gian Lombardo

Oct. 7: Brad Davis & Heidi St. Jean

Sept. 16: Chivas Sandage & Jonas Zdanys

June 10: Stephen Campiglio & Sarah Pemberton Strong

May 13: Alfred Corn and Glyn Dowden

April 29: Karim Ahmed and Reginald Flood

April 8: Clarke Otter and Ken McManus

March 11: Pate Hale and Steve Straight

Dec. 10: Donna Fleischer and Tom Nicotera

Nov. 12: Charles Douthat and Julia Paul

Oct. 15: Christine Palm and David Pontrelli

Sept. 24: Ginny Lowe Connors and Ken Cormier

June 4: Christine Beck & Cynthia Peck

May 14: Sherri Bedingfield and Benjamin Grossberg

April 16: Catherine Hoyser and Kate Rushin

March 12: Poetry and Translation: David Cappella and Maria Esposito Frank

February 13:  Two Capital Community College poets, Antoinette Brim & Kenneth DiMaggio

December 12: 'Coat Drive' Open Mike

November 14: Three Antrim House Poets: Susan Allison, Polly Brody & Joan Kantor

October 17: Two poets from Trinity College, Clare Rossini and Ciaran Berry

September 26: Short readings by current/former board members of the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens, featuring: Dennis Barone, Lonnie Black, Christine Palm and Phil Tegeler

June 13: Jesse Abbot and Steve Ersinghaus

May 16: David Leff and Maria Sassi

April 19: John Peck and Lisa Taylor

April 4: Eileen Albrizio and Gray Jacobik

March 14: Irish & American Poetry Night, featuring Ciaran Berry, Leslie McGrath, Kathryn Kelly and James Finnegan.

Jan. 10: Peter Ganick and Eric Hoffman

Dec. 6: Prose Poems & Flash Fiction, featuring Dennis Barone and Charlie Chase

Nov. 15: Fall Harvest Open Mike (benefit for Loaves & Fishes Ministries)

Oct. 18: Marilyn Johnston and John Stanizzi

Sept. 13: Nancy Kuhl and Ravi Shankar

June 14: Suzanne Frischkorn and John Surowiecki

April 26: Poets of the Greater Hartford Arts Academy with Megan Collins, Meghan Evans, Jonathan Gillman, Lynn Hoffman, Pamela Nomura, Rafael Oses, Christine Palm, Pit Pinegar, Kate Rushin

May 17: Brush & Ink: A night of Modern Poetry in the Japanese Tradition—Stanford M. Forrester, Donna Fleischer and Tyrone McDonald

April 5: Leslie McGrath and Tryfon Tolides

March 15: River’s Edge Poets—David Holdt, Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers and Drew Sanborn

Feb. 22: Bessy Reyna and Mark Weiss

Feb. 1: Ten Thousand Things

Jan. 11: Favorite Poem Project: Poetry in Spanish<=>English

Dec. 7: Brickwalk Poets

Nov. 16: Fall Harvest Open Mike Reading (benefit for FoodShare)