Kat Good-Schiff & Gary Metras


Happy National Poetry Month from the Collected Poets Series! As is our tradition, we host a second event during this special month:

Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 7:00 pm, poets Kat Good-Schiff and Gary Metras will read as part of the fourth season of the Collected Poets Series. Mocha Maya’s Coffee House, 47 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls, MA. ($2-5 suggested donation)

Kat Good-Schiff

Kat Good-Schiff writes lyric poems that explore place/displacement, love/loss, gender/sexuality, and myth/religion. She is the author of two chapbooks, Curl (a finalist for the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize) and East of North, and her work has been published in various journals including Meat for Tea, Pank, and Twelve Stories. She has also contributed to collage books, greeting cards, and installations.


Gary Metras

Gary Metras is the author of the poetry books The Night Watches (Adastra Press, 1981), Destiny’s Calendar (Samisdat Press, 1985), and Until There Is Nothing Left (Ridgeway Press, 2003), along with thirteen chapbooks, most recently, Two Bloods: Fly Fishing Poems (2010), winner of the Split Oak Press Chapbook Award, Francis d’Assisi 2008 (Finishing Line Press, 2008), selected as one of the Massachusetts Books of the Year (2009) by the Mass. Center for the Book, and Greatest Hits 1980-2006 (Pudding House, 2007). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in such journals as The American Voice, Another Chicago Magazine, The Bellingham Review, Poetry, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry”, along with the recent anthologies Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams (Coffee House), Visiting Frost: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Robert Frost (Iowa), Proposing on the Brooklyn Bridge (Grayson), Birth: A Literary Companion (Iowa), and Atomic Ghosts: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffee House). He is a past recipient of the Massachusetts Fellowship in Poetry. He is the editor, publisher, and letterpress printer of Adastra Press. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Goddard College. He is on the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Valley Chapter #276 of Trout Unlimited. He fly fishes the streams and rivers of western Massachusetts as often as possible.