Nixes Mate Poetry Reading/Book Launch
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About the Authors:
Jessica Purdy has lived in New England all her life and currently resides in Southern New Hampshire with her husband and two children. Having majored in both English and Studio Art at UNH, she feels drawn to the visual in both art and poetry. She has worked as an art teacher and a writing teacher. Currently, she teaches Poetry Workshops at Southern New Hampshire University. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. In 2015, she was a featured reader at the Abroad Writers’ Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including The Light Ekphrastic, The Wild Word, Nixes Mate Review, Silver Birch Press “Beach and Pool Memories” Series and their “Nancy Drew Anthology”, Local Nomad, Bluestem Magazine, The Telephone Game, The Tower Journal, The Cafe Review, Off the Coast, The Foundling Review, and Flycatcher. Her chapbook, Learning the Names, was published in 2015 by Finishing Line Press. Her most recent book, STARLAND, was published by Nixes Mate Books.
Gene Barry is an Irish Poet, Art Therapist and a Psychotherapist. He has been published widely both at home and internationally. His poems have been translated into Arabic, Irish, Hindi, Albanian and Italian. Barry is the founder of the Blackwater International Poetry Festival. He is a publisher and editor with the publishing house Rebel Poetry. His books and chapbook include, Stones in Their Shoes,(2009), Unfinished Business (Doghouse Books, 2013), and Working Days (Authors Press, 2016).