Professor Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad Reads Newest Work at Gibson's Bookstore
Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at New England College, joins Poet Laureate Andrew Periale (co-founder of Perry Alley Theater
and co-founding editor of Puppetry International Magazine) for a reading
of her newest work on Wednesday, November 16 at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, New Hampshire.
Salt is a chapbook written by Professor Sylva Boyadjian-Haddad and published by Finishing Line Press. It is a compilation of poems, some old, and some new. The book draws its title from one of the poems in the collection and represents a recurring theme found throughout. “Salt is the stuff of life,” states Sylva, “Amniotic fluid has the same consistency as that of seawater, we cry salty tears, our food taste better with salt, etc.” Sylva is inspired by everything around her - people, places, things. Her work “focuses on memory as it confronts and informs the present...and is the sum total of my experiences and thoughts.” Salt received Third Honorable Mention in New Women’s Voices series in 2010.
The event begins at 7:00 p.m., is sponsored by The Poetry Society of New Hampshire, and is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing.