Mother’s Day on the Cape

by jtandon

This Sunday, May 10th I will be reading along with Martha Collins and Lee Sharkey for the Calliope Poetry Series. The reading takes place at the West Falmouth Library and begins at 3PM. Please see below for directions and more details. Hope to see you there!


Martha Collins is the author of seven books of poetry, including Day Unto Day (Milkweed, 2014), White Papers (Pittsburgh, 2012) and Blue Front (Graywolf, 2006).  She has published four earlier collections of poems and four collections of co-translated Vietnamese poetry—most recently Black Stars: Poems by Ngo Tu Lap (Milkweed, 2013, with the author).  She founded the creative writing program at UMass-Boston and taught for ten years at Oberlin College, where she continues to serve as editor-in-chief for FIELD magazine.  Martha’s eighth book of poems,  Admit One: An American Scrapbook will be published by Pittsburgh Press in early 2016.


Lee Sharkey’s publications include six chapbooks and four full-length volumes of poetry.  Her most recent book,Calendars of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2010) was a Split This Rock Recommended Poetry Book of 2013. Lee is the recipient of the Abraham Sutzkever Centennial Award in Translation (2013) and the 2010 Maine Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship.  Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Drunken Boat, FIELD, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Seattle Review and many other magazines.  Since 2003, Lee has co-edited the Beloit Poetry Review, one of the country’s oldest and most respected journals.


Jason Tandon is the author of three collections of poetry, including Quality of Life (Black Lawrence Press, 2013) and Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt (Black Lawrence Press, 2009), winner of the St. Lawrence Book Award. Among other publications, his poems have appeared in Columbia Poetry Review, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, Spoon River Poetry Review and on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac. Jason teaches in the Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.


Directions:  From Bourne Bridge.  Rt. 28 south to Thomas Landers Road exit, right off ramp to Rt. 28A south (left), about 1 1/2 miles.  Just past Old Dock Rd., on right, West Falmouth Library is on the left, with parking.

From Woods Hole.  Woods Hole Rd. to Palmer Ave. to Rt. 28 north to Brick Kiln Rd. exit, left off the ramp to Rt. 28A (stop sign).  Take a right, and go less than I mile.  West Falmouth Library is on the right, with parking (before the library, across from the Quaker Meeting House.)