Book Markers 05.11.17

Local Book Notes

Writing at the Parrish

Two single-session writing classes are coming to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill: The Art of Poetry on Friday, May 19, and The Art of Fiction on June 16, which is also a Friday. Both run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and cost $40, or $30 for museum members. The instructor is Jennifer Senft, who teaches English and humanities at Suffolk Community College.

“As always, I will go over a poetic form or fiction topic (respectively) and share examples,” Ms. Senft said in a release. “Whenever possible, I’ll also share audio of the author reading his or her work. We’ll then have time to see the museum, write, then return to the studio to read and discuss. After a short break — some tea, a stretch, a chat — we’ll do the same for the next form or element,” from prose poetry to haiku. 

Participants in the fiction class will look to the museum’s exhibition “John Graham: Maverick Modernist” for inspiration. Registration is by phone with the Parrish or on its website.


A “Wish” of a Winning Poem

Caitlin Doyle, who grew up in East Hampton, has won this year’s Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry, the trustees of the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, N.H., announced this week. The award comes with $1,000 and the publication of Ms. Doyle’s winning poem, “Wish,” in The Evansville Review. She will read at the farm on June 16 to start the three-day Frost Farm Poetry Conference. 

Ms. Doyle’s work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Atlantic, and The Threepenny Review, among other publications. She is an Elliston Fellow in Poetry at the University of Cincinnati.