Bucks County Poets Laureate Lynn Levin and Cheryl Baldi present a poetry reading at the Warminster Township Free Library. Lynn Levin and Cheryl Baldi, will share their poems of family, love, and childhood. Levin will read from her most recent collections, Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press); and Baldi will read from her newly released collection, The Shapelessness of Water (Kelsay Books). Copies of the books will be available for sale.
Lynn Levin is a poet, writer, translator, teacher, and a former Bucks County Poet Laureate. She is the author of seven books, including the poetry collection Miss Plastique; a translation from the Spanish, Birds on the Kiswar Tree by Odi Gonzales; and, as co-author, Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets. A three-time finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Levin was also a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award. She is the recipient of fourteen Pushcart Prize nominations. Her work has appeared in Boulevard, Artful Dodge, Cleaver, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Rattle. She teaches at Drexel University where she has received the Adjunct Award for Teaching Excellence; for many years, she taught creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her website is www.lynnlevinpoet.com.
Cheryl Baldi is a graduate of the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers, a former Bucks County Poet Laureate, and a finalist for the Robert Fraser Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared widely in journals, including Bitter Oleander, for which she was a finalist in the 2016 Francis Locke Memorial Award and Salamander, which nominated her work in 2008 for the Best New Poets anthology. She served on the faculty of Bucks County Community College for 25 years teaching writing and literature, has worked as a free-lance editor, and served as co-facilitator for community based workshops exploring women's lives through literature. Her collection of poems, The Shapelessness of Water, evokes a coastal landscape that echoes the loss and love of four generations of family. She lives with her husband in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.