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Poets of Franklin County

Poets of Franklin County: ‘The Light We Leave’

Friday, November 21, 2014

What happens when images and words are given the chance to interact, not in a hierarchical way — say, an image illustrating a passage of text, or a caption explaining the content of a photograph — but in a way that invites conversation? Two Bement teachers, Amie Keddy of Wendell and Deborra Stewart-Pettingill of Hinsdale, N.H., explored this territory recently when they paired up to create a limited-edition book of etchings and poems titled “The Light We Leave.” The collaboration was energetic and inspiring for both women and their show, up now through Nov. 30 at Oxbow Gallery in Northampton, gave their art and English … 0

“Senses,” a poem by Amie Keddy

Friday, November 21, 2014

“Senses” “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses.” — Oscar Wilde The shiplap summer house screened us, together drinking tea I cupped the jar with both hands trusting its insulation to hold you from me. I did not touch your auburn hair or stroke your jaw so I could kiss almost smiling lips. I took you by sight, instead. Fern green eyes … 0

Poets of Franklin County: Tommy Twilite

Friday, November 14, 2014

If you’ve been attending poetry readings in this valley long enough, chances are you’ve heard of Tommy Twilite. He’s the host of the Twilite Poetry Pub on Tuesdays, 8 to 9 p.m. on Valley Free Radio, WXOJ 103.3 FM, and was a figurehead of sorts at the Greenfield Annual Word Festival. I’d seen … 0