Local Poet Carol Mikoda is joining us for a reading from her NEW chapbook While You Wait
Our library will be hosting this event via Zoom on Saturday January 22, 2022 at 11am.
Registration here to attend: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMucemvrjkiGdeRxfKKZcRI8mqHlGCZx4TD
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
While You Wait published by Scars Publications is described as “Poems that console and comfort when the civilized world goes awry around us, poems that focus on the natural world to reveal larger lessons gleaned from time spent outside, poems that draw a sigh or gasp of recognition.” In addition to sharing some poems, she will be available to answer questions and discuss her inspiration for creating this collection.
Amazon review: … These poems strike me as more akin to the lines of Basho Matsuo, for instance, or even more Han-shan, than any Western poet. They do not strike me as self-conscious, as striving to create a certain effect; indeed, they seem almost effortless, almost simple in their clarity. Yet when my eyes strike upon them they ring with truth, and when my mind lets them settle therein there is a still pool and an old leaf and something said and unsaid at the same time that stays within me for a very long time….
Carol (she/her), is a retired educator, mother of two sons, poet, musician, observer, and walker who writes from the eastern shore of Seneca Lake in Hector, New York, where she lives with her partner. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Bluff& Vine, New Feathers Anthology, Capsule Stories, Anatolios, HOLY FLEA!, and other literary journals.
She and her guitar are also frequent volunteers at our library!