Reading & Found Poetry Workshop with Roger Hecht now available on Library’s YouTube channel.

Lodi Whittier Library welcomed Professor, Poet, and Musician Roger Hecht on October 1, 2021 for an in-person Reading and Workshop and he generously offered to record a video of his reading and presentation to be archived on the library’s YouTube channel!

We are very grateful to have this resource accessible to our community.

Thank you Roger, and thank you to our co-sponsor Poets & Writers with public funds from the NYS Council on the Arts with support from the Office of the Governor and the NYS Legislature.

In this video, Prof. Hecht will read from his latest chapbook of poetry Witness Report from Finishing Line Press along with some other selections of his works after which he offers a presentation entitled Poetry Lost and Found: Making Found Poetry from Forgotten Texts. He walks us through some examples and strategies to create our own found poetry- so break out your glue sticks and lets get started!

A little background on our guest:

Roger W. Hecht is the author of two collections of poetry: Talking Pictures (Cervena Barva Press) and a chapbook, Witness Report (Finishing Line Press). He has also edited two books: The Erie Canal Reader, 1790-1950 (Syracuse UP) and Freemen Awake, Rally Songs and Poems from New York’s Anti-Rent Movement (Delaware County Historical Assn). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Gargoyle, and Redactions, among other magazines. He is an Associate Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta, where he teaches American Literature and Creative Writing.

Download Professor Hecht’s Found Poems Workshop Handout: