Join us for another edition of poetry & beer with poets Janaka Stucky and Ben Pease, after a 1 hour open Mic!
ABOUT OUR FEATURED READERS:
Janaka Stucky is a mystic poet, performer, and publisher. The founding editor of Black Ocean, as well as the annual poetry journal, Handsome, he is also the author of a few poetry collections. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence and North American Review, and his articles have been published by The Huffington Post and The Poetry Foundation. He is a two-time National Haiku Champion and in 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in The Boston Phoenix.
Ben Pease is the Executive Director of the Ruth Stone Foundation, where he oversees everything from the ruthstonefoundation.org
website to renovations of the Ruth Stone House in Goshen. He is the author of Chateau Wichman (Big Lucks Books, 2017) and holds degrees from Emerson College and Columbia University.
ABOUT THE RUTH STONE HOUSE:
Established in 2013, The Ruth Stone House serves to fulfill Ruth Stone’s wish that her physical and literary estate would be used for the furthering of poetry and the creative arts. It was created not only to nurture contemporary poetry and art in its many forms, but also to cultivate and celebrate the works and legacy of the poet herself.
The House seeks to provide poets and artists time, space, and opportunities to create new work and share it with a wider audience. This is accomplished through The House’s small-press publishing house, the Next Galaxy Poetry Initiative (a writers’ retreat and haven, located in Ruth Stone’s house in Goshen, Vermont) and other programming in New York City. Compelled by Ruth Stone’s life and work, The House seeks to support under-represented artists and stand for a literary community outside the usual institutions.
The Ruth Stone House connects the writers and artists it supports with the community at large, especially to empower women and foster leadership through creativity, writing, and publishing.