Literature Program

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.


Earth's Daughters presents

Gail Fischer & Philip Terman

Gray Hair Poetry Series

Gail Fischer is the author of Red Ball Jets (Outriders Poetry Project, 2011). She earned her BA and MA degrees at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she studied poetry with Mac Hammond, John Logan, and Irving Feldman. She shared a special issue of Audit/Poetry with Thomas Frosch, and was a winner in the Second Biennial Burchfield Center Poetry Competition. She works on the professional staff of the New York State Archives and lives on 97 acres of reforested land dedicated to the protection of songbirds and wildlife.

Philip Terman has a new chapbook out, Among the Scribes. His books of poetry include The Torah Garden (2011), Rabbis of the Air (2007), Book of the Unbroken Days (2005) and The House of Sages (1998). His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Poetry, Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, The Forward, Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and Blood to Remember: American Poets on the Holocaust. Recipient of the Kenneth Patchen Award, the Sow's Ear Chapbook Prize, and the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poetry on the Jewish Experience, Terman teaches creative writing and literature at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he directs the visiting writers program. He co-directs the Chautauqua Writers Festival and is contributing editor for poetry for the journal Chautauqua. He also co-directs the Bridge Literary Center, a community based gathering space for writers in Franklin, PA.

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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...