Saturday, March 13, 2010

Linda Nemec Foster, Grand Rapids Poet Laureate to Visit East Grand Rapids Library

On Saturday, March 27, 2:00pm Grand Rapids' first poet laureate, Linda Nemec Foster, will be at the library to speak about her work and read her poetry. Linda will be available to sign copies of her newest collection of poetry, Talking Diamonds.

Please visit Linda's website to learn more about her life and writings

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Friends of the East Grand Rapids Library said...

Poet, Linda Nemec Foster, ushered in the first week of spring at the library, on Saturday, March 17, 2010. The Grand Rapids Poet Laureate (2003 – 2005), read her poetry to an entrance audience. All emotions were awakened by her collections of poetry including, Amber Necklace from Gdansk (Finalist for the Ohio Book Award in Poetry), Listen to the Landscape (Short-listed for the Michigan Notable Book Award), and her new book Talking Diamonds.
A lively discussion followed the poetry readings. Artists present in the audience shared how paintings and poetry can be exhibited together to enhance their meaning. Her words of wisdom to beginning poets were “Never ever give up. Continue writing what you want to express, not what someone else thinks you should write.”
Ms. Foster’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies throughout the country. They have been translated in Europe, exhibited in museums and galleries and produced for stage.