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Colrain poet Anne Yeomans will read from her new chapbook, "People Die But Not Your Brother," at Boswell's Books in Shelburne Falls, Thursday, February 11, 6:30 p.m. For the Recorder/Trish Crapo

Poets of Franklin County: Anne Yeomans

Friday, February 5, 2016

About midway through Colrain poet Anne Yeomans’ small chapbook, “People Die, But Not Your Brother,” there’s an unassuming poem called “The Third Day.” The moment described is simple, almost mundane: a woman sitting down to breakfast. And the language is simple, too. The first four lines give us: “dark tea,” “bright blue pot,” “two fresh eggs.” Any or all of us might have had this breakfast. But Yeomans keeps her focus so precise and her frame of mind so open that the following four lines thicken — beginning with that “piece of thick rye toast” — and begin to glisten, like the “honey gathered yesterday … 0

Books to inspire both runners and non-runners

Friday, February 5, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: “Route 1 Rendezvous” (CreateSpace, 204 pages, $10) and “Running with Asthma” (CreateSpace, 114 pages, $10), both by John Terry McConnell I have never thought much about either asthma or running, since I haven’t had a relationship with either, but John Terry McConnell’s two new books make them both personal to any … 0

Call for entries: 25th Annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest

Friday, February 5, 2016

Don’t forget to enter the 25th Annual Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest! Franklin County poets may submit up to three previously unpublished poems to this contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Greenfield Public Library. There are three categories: Adult; Youth ages 12–14; and Youth ages 15–18. Entries must be postmarked by March 7. First prize adult winner gets to keep the Mission-style Poet’s … 0

‘Four Sundays in February’ honors pioneering rock ‘n’ roller June Millington

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The official name is “Four Sundays in February.” But as Steve Sanderson sees it, it’s really a month-long arts party. The longtime event, produced by the Northampton Arts Council, has traditionally featured a variety of art performances, held … 0

Calendar of Black History Month events

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sunday, Feb. 7 ■ Great Falls Discovery Center, Turners Falls, 1 to 3:30 p.m. Free. Reception: Artists Louise Minks and Belinda Lyons Zucker. ■ Lecture by the Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 ■ Great Falls Harvest Restaurant, Turners Falls, 6-9 p.m. Reception: Call and … 0

Sounds Local: Erica Wheeler mixes love of music & geography for Mocha Maya’s show

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

One of the best things about camping is gathering around a late-night campfire, swapping stories, singing songs and simply soaking up the overall good vibes generated by the experience. Unfortunately it is also the kind of activity we … 0

Transformation and memory: Artists’ exhibition celebrates new beginnings and honors one lost

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The New Year is a time of new beginnings. Gordon Thorne, founding director of the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, decided to leave his art space fairly empty for much of the first two months of this new year, … 0

Encores and Curtain Calls: French horn will take center stage in Feb. 13 Pioneer Valley Symphony concert

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The sound of the horn is the soul of the orchestra. — Robert Schumann Never underestimate the feistiness factor of a French horn player. For feistiness — right along with artistry — are, in equal measure, what it … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Thursday 28 Libraries CARNEGIE LIBRARY, Avenue A, Turners Falls: ■ Music and Movement with Tom Carroll and Laurie Davidson. 10 a.m. Thursdays through February. For more information call 863-3214. GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY, 402 Main St., Greenfield: ■ Writers’ Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. The library’s meeting room will … 0

Exhibits Jan. 28 - Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Editor’s note: These listings 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. Opening receptions, etc. ARTSPACE GALLERY, 15 Mill St., Greenfield. … 0

Club listings: Jan. 28 - Feb. 3

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Clubs Thursday 28 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. Bud Light Ski Promo Night with Bar Manager Kara. Purchase any Bud Light bottle or draft to be entered to win two passes to Wachusett Mountain. Drawing around midnight. 863-2882. IRON HORSE, 20 Center St., Northampton: 7 … 0

Casting Calls: creative opportunities

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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

‘The majesty of simple things’

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

“If you want to be clever … don’t let anybody catch you at it. If they catch you, you’re not clever.” -Harvey Dunn (1884-1952) The relatively peaceful year of 1900 was an exciting time. Pioneering work in comestibles … 0