Whaling City Review LIVE Poetry Series and Baker Books Present: Eve Rifkah and Laurie Robertson-Lorant at Baker Books, Saturday, November 20th at 7:00 PM

Whaling City Review LIVE Poetry Series and Baker Books Present: Eve Rifkah and Laurie Robertson-Lorant at Baker Books
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Massachusetts (November 1, 2010) – Whaling City Review LIVE and Baker Books are very pleased to welcome featured poets Eve Rifkah and Laurie Robertson-Lorant to the Bean & Leaf café at Baker Books for a reading on Saturday, November 20th at 7:00 PM. An open mic will follow.

Eve Rifkah will be reading from her latest collection of poetry, OUTCASTS: THE PENIKESE LEPER HOSPITAL 1905-1921, which was published this summer by Little Pear Press. OUTCASTS is a collection of persona poems based on the actual patients and directors of the Penikese Island Leper Hospital, which was located in the Elizabeth Islands off of Cape Cod until it closed in 1921. Patients came from countries around the world including China, Japan, The Azores, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Latvia, India, Cape Verde, Trinidad, Barbados, Syria, Italy and the US, and had all been living in the Boston area at the time they were diagnosed with leprosy.

Eve Rifkah is also the author of DEAR SUZANNE: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MODEL/ARTIST SUZANNE VALADON 1865-1938. More information can be found on her webiste at http://www.everifkahwriter.com.

Laurie Robertson-Lorant is the author of THE MAN WHO LIVED AMONG THE CANNIBALS: POEMS IN THE VOICE OF HERMAN MELVILLE (2005) and MELVILLE: A BIOGRAPHY (1996). Her poems have appeared in the Atlanta Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Black Buzzard Review, Earth’s Daughters, Igitur, Intuitions, Leviathan, Oxalis, Radcliffe Quarterly, Sandscript, Scripsit, Sing, Heavenly Muse, Southcoast Poetry Journal, The American Voice, The North American Review, The Rockhurst Review, The Worcester Review and two books: OCTOBER MOUNTAIN: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BERKSHIRE WRITERS, and WE SPEAK FOR PEACE.

A graduate of Radcliffe College (Harvard University), Dr. Lorant has an M. A. and Ph. D. from New York University. She has taught at Berkshire Community College, St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA, School Year Abroad in France, MIT and UMass Dartmouth. She is currently teaching English part-time at Bridgewater State University.

Baker Books is an independent bookstore located at 69 State Rd. in North Dartmouth. For more information, visit http://www.bakerbooks.net or call (508) 997-6700. Baker Books is wheelchair accessible.

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