Faith D. Kindness & Elizabeth S. Wolf

Please join us Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm, when poets Faith D. Kindness and Elizabeth S. Wolf will continue the thirteenth season of the Collected Poets Series! Mocha Maya’s Coffee House, 47 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls, MA. ($2-5 suggested donation)

Faith D. Kindness

Long-time resident of Western Massachusetts, Faith Dickhaut Kindness is a visual artist, teacher, former librarian. Her debut collection is a memoir in poetry entitled The Art of Waiting. Her work has been published in Equinox, Wise Woman Journal, and Silkworm as well as being included in the Straw Dog Writers Guild anthology Compass Roads.

Elizabeth S. Wolf

Elizabeth S. Wolf is the author of three books: the 2018 Rattle Chapbook Contest winner Did You Know? (Rattle, 2019);  When Lawyers Wept (Kelsay Books, 2019); and What I Learned: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Elizabeth’s poetry appears in multiple journals and anthologies, including Ibbetson Street, Tuck Magazine, Fiolet & Wing, and Persian Sugar in English Tea (in English & Farsi). Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize multiple times and she was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Joy Harjo Poetry Competition. Elizabeth has been a featured reader in Wales, around New England, and on the Rattlecast podcast.


PRIMATE CUSTOMS / Elizabeth S. Wolf

The nice young Vietnamese scientist
working in the park with pygmy slow loris
could not believe I was travelling solo.
No family? No one to bring with you?
He had a lovely British- accented English
and was clearly concerned.

The next day I checked into a
charming hotel on the beach, on
the South China Sea, just beyond
a fishing village. The room number
was my mother’s street address.

I do not believe in coincidence.
I am not travelling alone.