Literature Program
 


Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

$5

Earth’s Daughters presents

Theresa Wyatt & Peter Siedlecki

Gray Hair Poetry Series

Theresa Wyatt Theresa Wyatt, formerly a visual artist, has returned wholeheartedly to writing poetry in retirement. A Buffalo State College and Siena Program graduate, her lengthy teaching career included 12 years with the NY State Correctional System. Theresa currently maintains an interest in the art of narrative medicine, a growing genre that portrays the human encounter with illness through writing and art. Her artwork is on display in the permanent collections at Beacon House and Massachusetts General Hospital, and her poems have appeared in the American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, The Healing Muse, Blood & Thunder, and Kaleidoscope, among others.

Peter Siedlecki Peter Siedlecki is a professor of English at Daemen College. He has published his poems in a number of journals including 2River View, Nantucket Review, Red Cedar Review, Terra Poetica, Escarpments, and Slant, and has collaborated with composer Roland Martin on a number of works. His collected poems 1980-2000 was published in a volume entitled Voyeur. Peter has been a Fulbright senior lecturer at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, and at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, in the former German Democratic Republic. He is a member of the Freudig Singers of Western New York and is currently director of the Daemen College Honors Program.


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