Tamara Watson was educated at Saint Mary College, The Juilliard School, and New York University. She has studied the craft of poetry with William Packard, former editor of The New York Quarterly, Michael Benedikt, former editor of the Paris Review, and with poet Sharon Olds.
Ms. Watson’s work has appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Quarterly, Poetry Now, Nimrod, Bitterroot, California Quarterly, 13th Moon, Chronogram, Echoes, Poets Gallery Press, The Massachusetts Review, and The Paris Review. Her poem, “Forbidden Acts,” was included in the anthology Human Cuisine, edited by Gary Allen and Ken Albala.
New York City venues in which Ms. Watson has read her work include: The Gotham Book Mart, Dr. Generosity’s, Veselka Café, New York University, and the Cornelia Street Café. She has read with Margaret Atwood, Adrienne Rich, and Charles Bukowski. While living in the Hudson Valley, Ms. Watson took part in group readings and held solo readings in Woodstock, Saugerties, and New Paltz. Since moving to Ithaca, Ms. Watson has read in the “New Works” program held at Buffalo Books. This is her first solo reading in Tompkins County.
Join us at 7:00 pm on January 16 while Ms. Watson reads from selected works.
Born in Malta, schooled in England, and later at Mt. Holyoke College in Massachusetts, Ann Day is a watercolorist and poet who has retired to Trumansburg along with her husband, Don. She has published a book of poetry entitled We Have Saved What We Can: Poems of War and Refuge.
Please join us at 7:00 pm on January 9 as Ann reads from selected works.
Join us for an evening of poetry with local poets Peggy Billings, Jon Frankel, and Bridget Meeds on Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 pm.
Peggy Billings, a native of Mississippi, has lived on a farm near Trumansburg since 1989. She is the author of Half-Light and a contributor to Tracing the Path. Before her retirement, she worked for many years for peace and social justice in the United States, and for democracy and human rights in Korea.
Jon Frankel is a poet and novelist, involved in one way or another with Ithaca writers since 1988. He is the author Specimen Tank (under the penname Buzz Callaway), and is a contributor to Tracing the Path. He is the father of five children and has worked for many years at the Cornell University Library.
Bridget Meeds is a poet whose work has been published in the American Poetry Review, the Seneca Review, Witness, Stone Canoe, and other publications. Her books include Light, Tuning the Beam, and Audience, and she is a contributor to Tracing the Path. She is the mother of two children and works in Alumni Affairs and Development at Cornell University.
On the last Tuesday of each month, UPL invites our after-school patrons to enjoy a movie in the Melvin Room, with free drinks and popcorn! Please call the library for more information.
Join us on October 29 at 3:15!