Online Poetry Reading with Amarylis Douglas

Online Poetry Reading with Amarylis Douglas
The Fellowship of the Rain

On Wednesday, October 28 at 5pm, the West Tisbury Library presents an online poetry reading with local poet Amarylis Douglas. This is a live event that will meet on Zoom. Amarylis will discuss her newly released book, The Fellowship of the Rain, winner of the 2020 Blue Light Poetry Prize. Please email wt_mail@clamsnet.org to receive your Zoom invitation to join.

Set amidst America’s uneven economic recovery, Amarylis Douglas provides a poetry of witness to the epidemic of homelessness. These poems are individual and unforgettable portraits of Americans we don’t want to see, and for whom the word recovery hasn’t applied.

Amarylis Douglas is originally from the Berkshires, in western Massachusetts. She has lived for forty years on the island of Martha’s Vineyard, where she brought up her three children and taught in the island schools. She also lived in Portland, Oregon for ten years, where she worked in the Title One program for Portland Public Schools. She has been in many writing groups in all three areas, most recently The Martha’s Vineyard Poets’ Collective. Now back, based on the island, she returns often to spend time in Portland. Her poetry was first published in Our Place, A Selection of New England Poets, and also in “The Vineyard Gazette” and “The Martha’s Vineyard Times.”