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We love to receive readers' poems! In this issue we feature the poetry of Kathy Butterworth, an active member of the Moors Poetry Collective.
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In The Red Cedar Savanna
by Kathy Butterworth
In the red cedar savanna
My Child is Sick
by Kathy Butterworth
Sleep is a ferry boat
a gentle deliverance
My child is sick.
Swinging like a pendulum
I change course finally
They are life itself
My Grandmother Teaches Me
Moors Poetry Collective
The Moors Poetry Collective came together on Nantucket somewhere in 2011. Participants are poets writing regularly who are open to sharing their work and honing it. While some members have been around from the start, there is generally room for a new-comer or two at any given time.
The poets meet weekly at the Nantucket Field Station. The rules are pretty simple. Come with a poem and enough copies to share around. Be open to comments and questions.
The Moors Poets have put out two chapbooks. Poems So Far is a collection of Nantucket poems written and assembled for distribution by nine local poets in 2012. Lemon Hummus and Other Stories came out in 2013.
Nantucket is home to many artists. While they work alone much of the time, it is the coming together that strengthens both craft and purpose. The Moors Poetry Collective brings poets to the island for readings and conversation and gives their own readings from time to time.
For upcoming poetry readings click HERE
Kathy Butterworth lives and writes on Nantucket.
She is a member of the Moors Poetry Collective on the island and publishes from time to time both locally and in small off-island journals.
She is a health care advocate who has also been a ranger on a wildlife refuge and a reading teacher. She is currently writing about the artist who paints skies.