Book Markers 11.10.11

Poets Against Hunger
    As part of a nationwide effort to alleviate hunger, Mark Doty of Springs, a winner of a National Book Award, will head up a group of poets getting together at the Springs Presbyterian Church on Sunday for a reading. The goal is focused: to take in donations of food and money for the Springs Food Pantry. George Wallace, a former Suffolk County poet laureate, will also read, as will Fran Castan, Teri Kennedy, Rosalind Brenner, and Carol Alexander, among others.
    The event starts at 1:30 p.m. The organizers have asked attendees for a donation of $5 or, naturally, food, particularly turkeys or chickens for Thanksgiving. The book “Broken Circles: A Gathering of Poems for Hunger” will be for sale to benefit the pantry. Ms. Brenner can be e-mailed at rb@rosalindbrenner.com for more information.

A Young Man’s Fancy
    D.I.Y., Malik Solomon. The East Hampton poet has just self-published a collection complete with a cover graced by his own artwork. “The Sonnets, Part One” (there are 33 of them) explores myth, nature, the pain of love, and the fertile mind of a young man forever influenced by Joyce’s “Ulysses.”
    A former summer intern at The Star, Mr. Solomon studied at Wesleyan and the Free University in Berlin. The book’s jacket copy notes a year he spent in Santiago, Chile, “to follow in the footsteps of the Chilean giant Nicanor Parra.” There, he “wrote poetry, skateboarded, and was interviewed on national television” about his work. “The Sonnets, Part One” is available at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor.