Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 7:00 pm, poets Paul Richmond and Becky Sakellariou will continue the eighth season of the Collected Poets Series. Mocha Maya’s Coffee House, 47 Bridge St, Shelburne Falls, MA. ($2-5 suggested donation)
Performance artist and writer Paul Richmond is the author of three books, with a fourth in production, including Too Much of a Good Thing — In a Land of Scarcity — Breeds Contempt, Ready or Not — Living in the Break Down Lane, and No Guarantees — Adjust and Continue. He organizes and produces the monthly Greenfield Word series, the Word Stage at the annual Garlic & Arts Festival, as well as founding and organizing the Greenfield Annual Word Festival. He lives in Wendell, Massachusetts. For more information you can visit him online here.
Becky Dennison Sakellariou was born and raised in New England, and has lived all of her adult life in Greece. Recently, she has been “making her way home” to New Hampshire where she now spends half of every year. She has published poetry in a wide variety of journals in the US including Common Ground Review, White Pelican Review, and Passager. Her chapbook, The Importance of Bone, was published by Blue Light Press in 2005 and her first full-length book, Earth Listening, was chosen by Hobblebush Books in 2010 as the second in the Granite State (New Hampshire, USA) Poetry Series. In 2013, Finishing Line Press put out her third book, What Shall I Cry? and her most recent book, The Possibility of Red, is a bi-lingual book of eleven of her poems in English and Greek (the Greek has been translated by Irene Theotokatou and Maria Laina.) Becky has won numerous prizes from individual journals and has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Poetry Anthology. More information and poems on her website.
Presently, she can be found either in Euboia, Greece, where she putters around her one acre amongst the olive, fig, almond, pomegranate, lemon, apricot and eucalyptus trees, drawn by the senses and the mystery of place, or in Peterborough, New Hampshire, where she is endlessly amazed at the clouds, the snow, the tall trees and the power of memory.