A Sunday Afternoon of Poetry with guest Poet Elaine Sexton and readings from the Scarsdale Library's Poetry Writers' Community

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Elaine Sexton's fourth collection of poetry, DRIVE, is just out this month with GRID BOOKS.  She is a poet and art writer, artist book maker and micro-publisher. Her poems have appeared widely in journals including O! the Oprah Magazine, Poetry, and American Poetry Review, and will appear in three new anthologies, with wildly divergent themes, this spring: TREE LINES, (nature poetry); STRONGER THAN FEAR, (poems on social justice); and I WANNA BE LOVED BY YOU (Marilyn Monroe poems).  She teaches at the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute, and is a member of the National Book Critics Circle.  elainesexton.org  

Marlena Maduro Baraf, born in Panama, is author of the memoir, At the Narrow Waist of the World, and  co-author of Three Poets/Tres Poetas. Her stories and poems have been featured in Ms. Magazine, HuffPost, On the Seawall, Poets Reading the News, and others.

Mary O’Keefe Brady is the author of Time Out  (Finishing Line Press). Her poems have appeared in the Naugatuck River Review, Westchester Review, Kalalak, Peregrine, and elsewhere. She lives with her husband in Briarcliff Manor. 

Mark Levine is a psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, and adults at a community based mental health clinic.  He has two children and two grandsons and has been reading and writing poetry for the past twelve years.

Nahal Motamed is in love with the magic of words.  Born in Iran, she is fluent in Farsi, French and English.  For the last three decades she has practiced law in the US, Europe and the Middle East.  She writes and translates poetry and is working on a dystopian novel. 

Harriet Shenkman is the author of Teetering and The Present Abandoned (Finishing Line Press). Her poetry awards include the Women Who Write International Poetry Contest. Her poetry appears in Comstock Review, The Berru Poetry Series, The Quartet Journal, and elsewhere. She is working on a collection entitled That America.