Sunday, April 10, 2011

Word Girls Convene in Chestertown for an Evening of "Full Frontal Poetry"

CHESTERTOWN—It’s something called Full Frontal Poetry, and it’s being billed as a one-night show for “adults only (exceptional children excepted).” What it will deliver is a reading by The Word Girls, three nationally recognized—and eminently respectable—poets and friends with strong connections to Chestertown. The Compleat Bookseller, 301 High Street, is hosting this literary event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 29th, the last Friday of National Poetry Month.

Appearing as “The Word Girls,” each reading from a newly published book of verse, are:

Jehanne Dubrow, author of three poetry collections, most recently Stateside (Northwestern University Press, 2010). Her work has appeared in The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The New England Review. She is an assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Washington College.

Meredith Davies Hadaway, author of two collections of poetry, The River is a Reason (Word Press, 2011) and Fishing Secrets of the Dead. She is a frequent contributor of book reviews to Poetry International and serves as poetry editor for The Summerset Review. Hadaway is currently Vice President for College Relations & Marketing at Washington College. Website:

Erin Murphy, author of four books of poetry, most recently Word Problems (Word Press, 2011), and co-editor of Making Poems: Forty Poems with Commentary by the Poets. Her poems and essays have been featured in numerous journals and anthologies and on Garrison Keillor's "The Writer's Almanac." A 1990 graduate of Washington College who taught English at her alma mater for several years, she is now an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at Penn State Altoona. Website:

For more information, contact the Compleat Bookseller at 410-778-1480.

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