Lainie Senchal and Henry Braun

Tuesday, January 12, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.

SenechalLAINIE SENECHAL is an accomplished poet and painter, and an award-winning public school teacher of 30 years.  She has published over 75 poems and her work appears in four anthologies. She is co-author with Harris Gardner of Chalice of Eros (Stone Soup Poets), and with her sisters Donna and Laura Senechal of Naiad’s Lantern by Esther Triess (Mothwing Press). Her most recent publication is a chapbook, Vocabulary of Awakening (Pudding House, 2008).

BraunHENRY BRAUN is a poet, teacher and peace activist. During the Vietnam War he organized poetry read-ins, withholding of war taxes and draft card turn-ins. He is still active in the anti-war movement in his home state of Maine. Most of his career as a teacher of literature and creative writing was at Temple University, including a year at Temple’s branch campus in Japan. The Vergil Woods, his first book of poems was published by Atheneum in 1968. His work has appeared in many magazines, including Poetry, The Nation, The Massachusetts Review, American Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and The Colorado Review, and in several anthologies. He is presently a Contributing Editor for the American Poetry Review. His book, Loyalty, New and Selected Poems, is the first offering of Off the Grid Press, and won a 2008 Maine Literary Award.