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Poets Nura Yingling and Sherry Robbins read tonight at Brighton Place

The Brighton Place Reading Series--a welcome new addition to the Buffalo area literary scene organized this past year by writer and librarian Donna White--concludes its 2013 run of events this evening at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road in Tonawanda, with a reading featuring poets Nura Yingling and Sherry Robbins.

Yingling is a Virginia-based writer and educator who attended the University at Buffalo, where she studied writing with Mac Hammond and Ray Federman, and won an undergraduate writing award judged by Carl Dennis, in the early 1970's.  Her first full-length collection of poems, "Holding Silence" has just been published by BlazeVOX Books.

Robbins is an award-winning Buffalo area based writer, educator, former small press editor/publisher, Just Buffalo Literary Legacy Award recipient in 2012, and the New York State Teaching Artist of the Year in 2005.  Her books of poetry include "Snapshots of Paradise" (1981) and "Or, the Whale" (BlazeVOX, 2010), a much-praised, woman-centered response to a close reading of the ideas and structure of Melville's "Moby Dick" that was hailed by at least one critic (yours truly) for its "umbilical poetics."

The event is free and open to the public.

--R.D. Pohl


  

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