New England College poets Martha Andrews Donovan and Maura MacNeil read from their work on Wednesday, October 14 at at the New England College Art Gallery on Main Street in Henniker. The program, sponsored by the Friends of the New England College Library and the New England College Art Gallery wasfree and open to the public.
Martha Andrews Donovan’s poems have been published in Entelechy International, Green Mountains Review, Harvard Review, Marlboro Review, Orange Room Review, Pilgrimage, the anthology The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices From The Robert Frost Place, Volume II (CavanKerry Press). Her recently released chapbook, Dress Her In Silk (Finishing Line Press) is a series of poems that places her mother’s death from cancer in the context of her unusual childhood in rural South India as the daughter of missionaries. Ms. Donovan is Professor of Writing at New England College.
Maura MacNeil’s collection of poems, A History of Water, was a top ten finalist in the Finishing Line Press Open Chapbook Competition and was published by Finishing Line Press in 2007. Her poetry has appeared in numerous national publications and has been anthologized in The Breath of Parted Lips: Voices From The Frost Place, Volume II from CavanKerry Press. She has been nominated three times for the prestigious Pushcart Prize Award. She is the co-founder and editor of Entelechy International: A Journal of Contemporary Ideas, and a co-founder of the Stone Bridge Poetry Project in Henniker, New Hampshire. Ms. MacNeil is Associate Professor of Writing at New England College.