Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub
1214 Sansom Street.
Wednesday September 17, 7pm
Sandra Becker & David Moolten (poets) and Mezzo-soprano
Sharon Rhinesmith & classical guitarist Thomas Smith
Sandra Becker is the author of three books of poetry: Imperfect Matter , At the Well of Flowers, and Foreign. Her poems have appeared in journals including Barefoot Review, Bucks County Writer, Comstock Review, Concrete Wolf, Flesh & Bone, Mad Poets Review, Main Street Rag, Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Out of Line. She feels immensely blessed to be part of a community of amazing and gifted poets of Bucks and Montgomery Counties and eternally grateful to Dr. Christopher Bursk for his poetry, mentoring, and example of what it looks like to be a great human being.
Mezzo-soprano, Sharon Rhinesmith and classical guitarist, Thomas Smith met at Temple University as music students, where they frequently performed together. Reunited in 2004, Sharon and Tom are frequently heard in concert in the Mid-Atlantic region, including appearances with the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society, The Bethlehem Guitar Festival at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA, the Noontime Recital Series at the Church of the Holy Trinity on Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, and the Philadelphia Fringe Festival where they premiered David Hahn’s Ostraka . Their first CD “Child of Song” was released in 2009.
David Moolten’s most recent book, Primitive Mood, won the T.S. Eliot Prize from Truman State University. He is also the author of Plums & Ashes, which won the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, and Especially Then. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Southwest Review, and Epoch, among other journals. His work has been widely anthologized and his honors include a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize. “Astronaut Goes From Migrant Fields To Outer Space,” a short movie based on one of his poems and featuring video, animation, and spoken word, screened nationally at film festivals.
Open Reading follows, Dave Worrell, host