Local poets Susan Wolbarst and Denise Lichtig will be featured when The Other Voice gathers at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Road. Refreshments and an open mic follow the reading, so bring along a poem to share.
Wolbarst grew up in Rowayton, Conn. She recently began a series of poems focusing on a few blocks of the neighborhood that defined the borders of her childhood. These poems are a kind of time travel to the era depicted on the TV show “Mad Men.” Wolbarst has never seen the show, partly because she believes she and her friends “lived it” due to their fathers’ careers in New York City and prevailing lifestyles of that time and place. If you are a fan of the show, come hear these poems and draw your own conclusions.
Her poetry has been published in The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine, Naugatuck River Review, Poetry Now, The Yolo Crow, and Entering and the Davis Poetry Anthology.
Lichtig, a Davis resident, is the owner of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and the IV Lien-Ying Tai Chi Chuan Academy, and she teaches beginning meditation. She has previously been published in Hayden’s Ferry Review, the Antioch Review, The Suisun Review, and the Dry Heat. She has received a Pushcart Small Press nomination, and an internship/scholarship at the Dorland Artist colony.
She also was a semifinalist in the Discovery/Nation contest, and was the co-winner of the 2011 Quinton Duval Chapbook Contest. She was a finalist in the Atlantic Review International Poetry Series, 2011.