Dorian Brooks, Robert K. Johnson
and Gayle Roby
Tuesday, February 2, 2010, at 7:30 p.m.
DORIAN BROOKS is a widely published poet, an independent scholar of women's history, a political activist and an editor for the Ibbetson Street Press. Her new book of poems is The Wren’s Cry. Her inspirations come from women’s history, female spiritual figures and women’s voices in folklore and the anti-war movement as well as spiritual and environmental concerns. Tim Gager wrote: “Dorian's work soars in meditative spirit … while leaving you open for the harsh slaps from the world."
ROBERT K. JOHNSON is a consulting editor for Ibbetson Street magazine and was for many years a professor of English at Suffolk University, teaching the work of such writers as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dante, Wordsworth, Flaubert, and Frost. He has written several collections of poems, and two non-fiction books (one on Francis Ford Coppola, the other on Neil Simon). His poems appear in many publications including Webster Review, Main Street Rag, New York Times, Chiron Review, and Minotaur. His latest book is From Mist To Shadow (2007).
GAYLE ROBY received an MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College. Her work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Ohio Review, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, Ibbetson Street, and elsewhere. She is a member of the Alewife Poets, and Friends Meeting at Cambridge.
Brooks, Johnson and Roby are members of Poets Three.