All writers with work in Where Beach Meets Ocean
are invited to read
on Friday, May 31, at 7 PM, at Harbor Church, Block Island,
in conjunction with the BI Chamber of Commerce's
"Taste of Block Island" Weekend
All musicians and writers with work in Where Beach Meets Ocean
are invited to participate
on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in SummerFest at The Hygeia House,
Block Island, Rhode Island
To order copies of the Block Island Poetry Project Anthology, click on "Add to Cart."
Copies of Where Beach Meets Ocean are available at Island Bound Bookstore, Block Island; Other Tiger Bookstore, Westerly, RI; through the editorial team; and by mail, directly from The Block Island Poetry Project ($28. This includes the cost of book, tax, mailing and handling).
To order your copy of Where Beach Meets Ocean,
send your check for $28, made out to Block Island Poetry Project Anthology,
or BIPP Anthology, to Lisa Sprague, P.O. Box 53, Block Island, RI 02807, or
use the PayPal button on our Events page.
Thank you to artist Sandra Swan for our cover and interior art work.
Thank you to Katy Homans for designing our book.
Thank you to each of the writers represented in our anthology:
Coleman Barks, Robert Bly, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Carolyn Forché, Marie Howe,
Li-Young Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye, Mary Oliver, Patricia Smith, Richard Tillinghast
Julianna Anderson, Roxeanne Bogart, Gordon Bok, Michael Brown, Jon Campbell, Socha Cohen, Elspeth Crawford, Mackensie Crowley, Paul Cunningham, Virginia Dare, Tracey Dillon, Helen D'Ordine, John De Kadt, Kate Dietz, Jim Elsaesser, Jane Emsbo, Lou Faber, Keith Flynn, Vernon Fowlkes, Caroline Forsman, Paul Frantzich, Tim Frantzich, Victoria Givitovsky, Anne Golob, Nancy Walker Greenaway, Marie Harris, Jill Helterline, Gladys Henderson, Elaine Heveron, Mark Hinkley, Steve Hollaway, Linda H. Hughs, Chris Jansen, Cindy Kelly, Rosalie O'Brien Kivlehan, Maggie Komosinski, Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Pat LaRose, Drew Lamm, Diana Wolfe Larkin, Wendy Wilder Larson, Susannah Lawrence, Valerie Lawson, Jen Lighty, Susan J. Littlefield, silent lotus, Josie Merck, Eileen Miller, Nancy Anne Miller, Steve Miller, Kathleen O'Kula, Mary Jane Peterson, Beth Phillips, Lynn Phipps, Fran Quinn, Carol Rohl, Jamie Marie Rose, Johanna Ross, John Rosenwald, Myra Shapiro, Lee Sharkey, Martin Shaw, Deb Sherrer, Lisa Sprague, Lisa Starr, Chris Staubach, Emma Suarez-Baez, Heather Sullivan, Sandra Swan, Elizabeth Thomas, Rosalie Pike Tintaya, Pramila Venkateswaran, Doug von Koss, Joya Verde, Diana Lee Velie, Davyne Verstandig, FaithVincinanza, Trixie Wadson, Grace Wells, Marjorie Wentworth, Holly Wilkinson, Sallie Wright, Sondra Zeidenstein.
Thank you to the Editorial Team:
Tracey Dillon, Nancy Walker Greenaway, Eileen Miller, Lisa Sprague
Thank you to the Coach-in-Chief: Lisa Starr
Thank you to the skilled and gracious workshop leaders who contributed their time and talents to the 2013 Block Island Poetry Project. Special thanks to Michael Brown, Valerie Lawson, and Elizabeth Thomas for teaching us how to slam, to Rhode Island Poet Laureate Rick Benjamin for energy and insights into writing poetry, to Kim Gaffett and Maggie Komosinski for bringing together birding and poetry, to Grace Luddy for introducing photography to the Poetry Project, to Gail Ballard, Vin Carlone, Rita Draper, Kim Gaffett, Gary Ryan, Paul Svenevik, Sandra Swan, and Maya Veldman-Wilson for sharing their favorite poems.
Thank you to our beloved participants.
Thank you to Molly Fitzpatrick, Maggie Komosinski, Vaux Finnimore for handling book sales during the Poetry Project.
Thank you to the Block Island Singers and Paul Frantzich, to the BI Drummers, to Adam Dydak.
Thank you to Trish Spoto and Stuart MacNaught.
Thank you to Harbor Church, Spring Street Gallery, Block Island Rescue Squad (for use of their meeting/training space), Hygeia House, 1661 Inn (for rooms in Dewey Cottage), The
Blue Dory Inn (for rooms in Avonlea), Town of New Shoreham (for use of police station conference room), Old Island Pub (for the venue for the Island's first Poetry Slam.)
Thank you to the Roosa Foundation for providing a grant that helped make possible the 2013 Block Island Poetry Project; to The Block Island Residents Association for managing that grant; to the Block Island Tourism Council and to Ballard Hall Real Estate for gifts toward funding the Poetry Project Weekend.
Please consider making a donation. Checks may be made out to Block Island Poetry Project and sent to Lisa Sprague, P.O. Box 53, Block Island, RI 02807. Current grants, gifts, and registration fees do NOT cover BIPP costs.
Thank you to Anne Golob.