Community Poetry Reading

Sunday, April 22nd from 3:30-4:30 pm, the West Tisbury Library will host its biannual Community Poetry Reading featuring community members reading their own poems and/or the poems of others. Help keep the tradition alive by attending as a reader or a listener or both! This event is hosted by West Tisbury’s newly appointed Poet Laureate, Spencer Thurlow!  As always, numbers will be drawn from a hat to determine the reading order. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Spencer Thurlow is a poet and writer who grew up on Martha’s Vineyard. He spent the past 3.5 years living in Kochi City, Japan translating poetry and working as an English teacher. He is a translator of the newly released book Sonic Peace, a collection of poetry by Kiriu Minashita. His work has recently appeared in The Worcester Review, The Comstock Review, and others. Spencer is the West Tisbury Poet Laureate for 2018-2021.