Join Baltimore poets Ann Bracken and Barbara Morrison as they share poems that give voice to people who are often silenced. Whether it’s children with special needs, young mothers on welfare, teachers under stress, or children pushed aside in a family, both Bracken and Morrison give voice to the vulnerable. Join us for an engaging and provocative afternoon of poetry.
Ann Bracken is the author of two collections of poetry, No Barking in the Hallways: Poems from the Classroom (2017) and The Altar of Innocence (2015), both published by New Academia Publishing. Her poetry and interviews have appeared in several anthologies and journals. Her poem, “Mrs. S,” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Ann is the deputy editor for Little Patuxent Review and leads workshops for creativity conferences, adult education programs, and local prisons.
Barbara Morrison, who writes under the name B. Morrison, is the author of a memoir, Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother, and two poetry collections, Terrarium and Here at Least. Barbara's award-winning work has been published in anthologies and magazines. She provides editing services and conducts writing workshops. For more information, visit her website and blog at http://www.bmorrison.com.
Copies of the poetry collections will be available for purchase and signing after the reading.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2:00pm
Roland Park Branch, Meeting Room
5108 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210