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The Poetry of Everyday Wonder: James Crews, Laura Foley, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

The Poetry of Everyday Wonder: James Crews, Laura Foley, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer In-Person / Online

This is a hybrid event.  It will be held in person in the Mayer Room and online via Zoom (the Zoom registration link is below). There is no registration requirement to attend in person. (This program is sponsored by a fund in memory of Richard Wesson.)

Join poets James Crews, Laura Foley, and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for a reading of their poems, discussion, and Q&A.


James Crews is the editor of several bestselling anthologies, including The Path to Kindness: Poems of Connection and Joy and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope, which has over 100,000 copies in print. He has been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, and on NPR’s Morning Edition. James is the author of four prize-winning books of poetry—The Book of What Stays, Telling My Father, Bluebird, and Every Waking Moment—and a book of short essays, Kindness Will Save the World: Stories of Compassion and Connection. James lives with his husband on forty rocky acres in the woods of Southern Vermont.

Laura Foley's most recent collections are: It’s This (Fernwood Press, 2023) and Everything We Need: Poems from El Camino (Headmistress Press, 2022). Her poems have won many awards and appeared in many journals such as Alaska Quarterly, Valparaiso, Poetry Society London, Atlanta Review, and included in anthologies such as: Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, and How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope. Laura’s poems have been turned into choral music and performed in venues such as the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Carnegie Hall in New York. She lives with her wife, Clara Giménez, and their two romping canines, on the steep banks of the Connecticut River, in West Lebanon, NH.

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer co-hosts Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), Secret Agents of Change (a surreptitious kindness cabal) and Soul Writer’s Circle. Her poetry has appeared on A Prairie Home CompanionPBS News Hour, O MagazineAmerican Life in Poetry, on Carnegie Hall stage, and on river rocks she leaves around town. Her collection Hush won the Halcyon Prize. Naked for Tea was a finalist for the Able Muse Book Award. Rosemerry has been writing and sharing a poem a day since 2006. Find her daily poems on her blog, A Hundred Falling Veils or a curated version (with optional prompts) on her daily audio series, The Poetic Pathavailable on your phone with the Ritual app. She is the author of Exploring Poetry of Presence II: Prompts to deepen your writing practiceand her poetry album, Dark Praise, explores “endarkenment,” available anywhere you listen to music. Her most recent collection is All the Honey.

Saturday, September 23, 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm
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Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Mayer Room
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