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Helen reads from "Zero Degrees" at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9th. Free and open to the public: Harvard's Yenching Library. Under the sponsorship of the New England Poetry Club.

New England Poetry Club reading is free and open to the public.
Helen read at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts during National Poetry Month.
Helen at the grave site of artist Florence Hosmer re-enacting the life of the painter: Wadsworth Cemetery, Sudbury, MA
Helen was the featured poet during National Poetry Month on April 26, 2015, at Berlin's 1870 Town Hall, Berlin, Massachusetts.
Phil O'Hara and Helen celebrate her award of the Frank O'Hara Prize
The reading of "The Loneliness of the Heart," Frank O'Hara prize-winning poem for 2014, occurred on Sept. 14, 2014.
2015 National Poetry Month Reading in Berlin on April 26th, 2-4:00p.m., is free and open to the public. All welcome.
Helen shared some articles from the Hosmer archives with members of the College Club of Boston as she spoke of Miss Hosmer's art studio days in Boston and of her WPA work.

The College Club of Boston Speaker Series presents




"The Making of My Dear Girl" by Helen Marie Casey

Wednesday, February 27 at 6pm
$30 members/$35 non-members, plus tax and club charge


Florence Armes Hosmer, who lived from 1880 to 1978, is an all-but-forgotten American artist. In her time, she was acknowledged as one of Boston's premier portrait painters. How does an artist fall from view? Why? Can her story be re-constructed and, if it can, what does it teach us? What do we learn from the almost 500 paintings left in Miss Hosmer's home in Sudbury? What do we learn from the letters and notebooks left in the house? These are among the questions that Helen Marie Casey, a poet and biographer, will address as she discusses her book, "My Dear Girl: The Art of Florence Hosmer".

 

RSVP to 617-536-951

THIS IS A SELF-PORTRAIT OF FLORENCE ARMES HOSMER COMPLETED IN 1921.
Helen Marie Casey, Jason Tandon, and Tina Egnoski, Black Lawrence Press authors, read at the Providence Athenaeum.
Helen was one of the Poets of Finishing Line Press to read at the Concord Festival of Authors.
Book signing took place at the Boston Authors Club Awards reception in the McKim Building of the Boston Public Library.

"Inconsiderate Madness" was named a finalist for the 2008 Julia Ward Howe Award by the Boston Authors Club. The Boston Authors Club, founded in 1900 by Julia Ward Howe and friends, is the country's oldest continuously meeting writers' club. Awards were presented at a reception May 15, 2008, in the Boston Public Library.