The Melodious Tones of Poetry Fill the Library.
By Carol Poll, President of the Friends of the Sea Cliff Village Library
On Wednesday, April 30, 2014 the Sea Cliff Village Library held the “Fifth Annual Poetry Night”. The torrential rain pounding Sea Cliff that night did not diminish the enthusiastic poets and audience members, It was a joyous night. There were over thirteen participants who read poems they wrote and favorites written by others. Participants ranged in age from eleven years old to octogenarians. There was a father and daughter, Sophia and Noah Blumenthal, who each read their own individual powerful poems. There was a spectacular lyrical reading of poetry by Boris Mourashkin that kept the audience swaying in their seats. Boris’s expressive Russian poetry was written by him and translated by Anne Rendell. His poetry was set to graceful and flowing drum music played by Boris and several people in the audience. Raconteur and poetry lover, John Canning, was the engaging host for the evening. He read several of his favorite poems including those written by his father. A compilation of the poems will soon be available in the library.
Poets who read their work were Joan Payne Kincaid, Stan Tom Young, Sophie Blumenthal, Anne Kathi Telford,Joe Krupinski, Marcia Widenor, Nigel Raveneau, Anthony Zevallos, Mark Miksic, Christiane Winter, Neil Lieberman, Boris Mourashkin, and Noah Blumenthal.
Poetry night is the brainchild of Janet Swinburne, a very creative member of the Friends of the Sea Cliff Village Library, and Arlene Nevens, the beloved Director of the Sea Cliff Library. “Poetry Night”, Mike Lennon’s “Offbeat Artifacts Sales” and the upcoming June 7,Saturday, Garage Day Sale “Annual Giant Gently Used Book Sale” are all events sponsored by the Friends of the Sea Cliff Library. The Friends is a non-profit organization committed to supporting our cherished library. The money raised from Friends events provides funds for special programs and supplies such as museum passes, E-Readers, iPads, and the color copy machine. All Sea Cliff residents are welcome to come to the monthly Friends’ meetings and volunteer to work on projects to benefit the Library.
This article is from Carol Poll 73 Carpenter Avenue, Sea Cliff NY11579 516-674-3096-- thank you