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GREENFIELD (August 2, 2014) — Two jars offer "Easy" and "Harder" words for aspiring poets to use in creating poems during Saturday's garden party at Greenfield poet Mary Clare Powell's home on Silver Street. Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: The houses that Emily Dickinson built

Friday, August 15, 2014

Walk or drive down Silver Street near Greenfield High School and you’ll see that three new houses have cropped up on what used to be a wide, grassy lawn. No, it’s not a sudden housing boom but an art installation hosted by Greenfield poet Mary Clare Powell and her partner Violet Walker at 170 Silver St. The “houses” are actually … 0

Bread and Puppet: Question authority! Love life!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Ladyslippers and grasshoppers! Bugs and gorillas! Welcome to Bread and Puppet’s “Nothing is Not Ready Circus!” For anyone who’s never experienced Bread & Puppet’s special blend of political theater and circus, puppetry and music and intense drama, it’s nearly as hard to convey as trying describe to those who weren’t yet born in … 0

Bread & Puppet: ‘Emergency’ show in Easthampton Thursday, Aug. 14

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

∎ “Fire: Emergency Performance for Gaza.” Bread and Puppet, Thursday, 8 p.m., Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. This has only recently been added to the company’s schedule. Free, but people are asked to leave dogs and alcoholic beverages at home. Indoors, doors open at 7 p.m., performance starts at 8 p.m. “Fire” will also be performed throughout Vermont in the … 0

Clubs Calendar: Aug. 7 - 13

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Clubs Thursday 7 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. NFL pre-season football. Patriots vs. Redskins at 7:30 p.m. Red Sox vs Cardinals at 7:15 p.m. on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 … 0

American Life in Poetry No. 489

Friday, August 8, 2014

BY TED KOOSER, U.S. Poet Laureate, 2004-2006 Jonathan Greene, who lives in Kentucky, is a master of the short poem, but while he prunes them down to their essentials he never cuts out the wonder and delight. Here’s a good example from his most recent book. Can you … 0

Exhibits: museums and galleries

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Editor’s note: These listings, which focus on local galleries and artists, are free. Email them to features@recorder.com. The deadline is the Thursday before publication, by 8 a.m. Photographs of the art being exhibited are always welcome and will … 0

Encores & Curtain Calls: Old Deerfield Sunday Afternoon Concert

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. — Plato The Aug. 17 Old Deerfield Sunday Afternoon Concert brings the return of sopranos Lisa Woods (mezzo) … 0

Casting calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. … 0

Reality from vision: At long last, The Clark has reopened, unveiling its transformation

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” — Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (1867 - 1959) On July Fourth, despite a steady downpour that threatened to transform Berkshire County into a navigable waterway, … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 31-Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thursday 31 Coffeehouse MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls. Roger Street Friedman, roots rock, with guest Sherman Ewing who performs his own unique mix. 8 p.m. Free. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Libraries GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, … 0

Movie Times: Aug. 7-13

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Editor’s Note: The movie listing deadline is the Tuesday before publication, by 3 p.m. Features@recorder.com or fax to 774-5020. Questions? Call Adam Orth at 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Please note, these listings are based on information sent us by … 0

Clubs Calendar: July 31 - Aug. 6

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clubs Thursday 31 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Stop in for all your games shown on 14 TVs in our Sports Bar. Enter to win one of our monthly prizes featured at the bar. 863-2882. … 0

Book Review: ‘The Voice at the Door’

Friday, August 1, 2014

By TINKY WEISBLAT “The Voice at the Door” by James Sulzer (Fuze Publishing, 216 pages, $13.95) Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) is one of our country’s foremost poets. This Amherst writer’s verse appeals to schoolchildren and scholars alike because it offers wonderful words and rhythms — and because one can … 0