Watch the PoemCity Readings

Missed a reading, now thanks to ORCA Media you can watch them from the comfort of your own home.

“TIDAL_WAVE” Poetry Reading at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 2.

Miraculum Monstrum with Kathline Carr at Bear Pond Books on April 3.

George Longenecker reading from Star Rout at the T.W. Wood Gallery on April 6.

Two Friends Reading with Pamela Harrison and Carol Westberg at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 7.

Northern New England Poets Laureate: PoemCity Keynote Reading. With Chard deNiord, Alice B. Fogel and Stuart Kestenbaum at Loss Nation Theater on April 7.

Poems in Performance: A Cure for Poemphobia with Geof Hewitt at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 12.

Vermont Poets at VCFA on April 15.

Alison Prine & Bianca Stone at Bear Pond Books on April 17.

Poerty Slam with Geof Hewitt on April 21.

Anything Goes Poetry Slam with Geof Hewitt at Loss Nation Theater on April 25

Daived Hinton reading poetry at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library on April 26.




Miraculum Monstrum. A Reading by Kathline Carr

By Ma’ayan D’Antonio

Kathline Carr, was kind enough to share her words and writing experience on Thursday April 3, at Bear Pond Books. Kathline is a visual artist as well as a writer, therefore it is clear why Miraculum Monstrum is a mesmerizing hybrid of words and graphic creations. Opening the floor to Q & A, it was interesting to see how many of the audience members wanted to know what Kathline’s writing process was like. She always does something creative during her waking hours, whether it is writing or visual art making. She holds her creative voice and editing voice separate, otherwise no work would be accomplished. Kathline also said that from words on loose pages to detailed visual art, it took her about a decade to release this beautiful book into the world.

The full reading was recorded by ORCA Media and will be available in the next Bear Pond Books newsletter


Photos by Ma’ayan D’Antonio

Kathline Carr Reading Miraculum Monstrum

Kathline Carr

Kathline Carr

Come and join the reading on Tuesday, April 3. Miraculum Monstrum, was a winner of the 2015 Clarissa Dalloway “Everything But Poetry” Book Prize from AROHO and a 2017 Best Book Award finalist in the “Fiction: Cross Genre” category. Her writing/art has appeared in Yew Journal, Entropy, Calyx, Earth’s Daughters, Hawaii Review, CT Review, Alexandria Quarterly and elsewhere.

7 pm | Bear Pond Books, 77 Main Street

About the book:

Miraculum Monstrum is an epic hybrid narrative about Tristia Vogel, a female artist who experiences a radical physical transformation, beginning with the excrescence of apparent wings. Though she is possibly an anomalous mutation resulting from worldwide ecological upheaval, the bird/woman is co-opted by a religious cult that claims to have prophesied her experience; she is thus written as the central figure of their scriptural text. The fragmentary poem that is Miraculum Monstrum, which bears the same name as the fictitious codex quoted throughout, is presented within a catalog for an exhibit of visual artifacts and writings that chronicle this speculative history. The exhibition curator persona performs a duel function as narrative voice within the poem and critical commentator on the exhibit.

“Miraculum Monstrum’s architecture, in its interplay of word and image, post-apocalyptic Ovidian myth, documentary fiction, feminist magical realism, taxonomy, and sensuousness, is a tour de force of hybrid poetics.” Shira Dentz, author of Door of Thin Skins

“Set in an apocalyptic near future, [Miraculum Monstrum] catalogues the transformation of Tristia Vogel from a woman to a ‘latter hybrid,’ a harpy-like creature both fragile and primal, able to survive an imminent ecological tragedy. The hybrid narrative uses art, poetry, narration, museum curating, and apocryphal texts to examine the constraint and construction of women…[Tristia] emerges as a messianic figure for outcasts.” Letitia Montgomery-Rodgers, Foreword Reviews.

Kathline Carr book cover

Miraculum Monstrum by Kathline Carr