An Evening with Denise Bergman and Martha Collins

Join Berl's Poetry Shop for an evening with Denise Bergman and Martha Collins. Denise Bergman will be reading for her newly released book THREE HANDS NONE just out by Black Lawrence Press.

About the readers:

Denise Bergman’s fourth book of poetry, Three Hands None (2019), delves into the night forty years ago when the author was attacked in her bed by a stranger. A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea centers on the making and endurance of “symbol” in the Statue of Liberty. The Telling is a book-length poem generated by a relative's one-sentence secret about her escape as a refugee. Seeing Annie Sullivan is based on the early life of Helen Keller’s teacher. The first stanza of her poem “Red” is permanently installed in a public park in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Martha Collins’s most recent book of poetry, Because What Else Could I Do, was published in fall 2019 in the Pitt Poetry Series. She has published nine earlier volumes of poetry, including Admit One: An American Scrapbook, White Papers, and Blue Front, as well as four volumes of co-translated Vietnamese poetry. Collins founded the Creative Writing Program at U.Mass.-Boston and served as Pauline Delaney Professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College for ten years.