Rozzie Reads Poetry
Rozzie Reads Poetry and Open Mic
Thursday, September 27th, 7 – 9 pm
Roslindale House, 120 Poplar Street
Preston H. Hood III is a former Navy SEAL and the author of two books of poetry: A Chill I Understand, 2006 (finalist in the Maine Literary Awards), and The Hallelujah of Listening, 2011 (winner of the Maine Literary Award in Poetry). He teaches Therapeutic Creative Writing and Yoga Nidra Meditation and has been a presenter at the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences. Preston recently won the 27th Poet’s Seat contest.
Elizabeth Quinlan, the author of Promise Supermarket (Ibbetson Street Press), is a poet, artist, graduate of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, and member of the Joiner Institute Writer’s Workshop. She received an Honor in Creative Writing at UMass Boston and has worked on poems based on the life of the African-American, Maud Cuney-Hare (1874-1936). Currently, she is developing a series of persona poems based on refugees and migrants.