Gloucester Reads Poetry

GLOUCESTER READS POETRYA group of esteemed Gloucester citizens will read their favorite poems to the public on Thursday, October 16, at the Sawyer Free Library at 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Library’s Lyceum Committee and hosted by Gloucester Poet Laureate John Ronan, the evening’s program will feature 17 local celebrities.The readers will be: Kathleen Adams, from Fisk Organ; Lt. Joe Aiello of the Gloucester Police Department; counselor Mitch Cohen; educator and poet Ruthanne Collinson; Rhonda Faloon, director of the Cape Ann Museum; accountant Howard Frisch; chiropractor Suzanne Gosselin; Nancy Goodman of Wellspring House; retired judge David Harrison; Mayor Carolyn Kirk; restauranteur Lenny Linquata, Jr.; high school teacher Carolyn Marletta; journalist Gail McCarthy; Andrea Occhipinti, parole office; realtor Ruth Pino; actor-director M. Lynda Robinson; and Angela Sanfilippo, head of the Fishermen’s Wives Association.The first Gloucester Reads Poetry event, in 2004, was a great success and the Lyceum Committee wanted to repeat that success, explained Ronan, a member of the committee. ‘The city loved listening to friends and fellow residents read poems and discover what moved them in a particular poem.’ Readers in 2004 presented work ranging from Frost and e. e. cummings to Emily Dickinson and Vincent Ferrini. ‘It’s going to be fun,’ Ronan added. ‘I just learned that Joe Aiello is a big fan of The Face on the Barroom Floor, the d’Arcy poem. I am looking forward to that.’ Gloucester Reads Poetry will take place on the main floor of Sawyer Free Library. The night’s event is open to the public and free and there will be refreshments and a chance to meet the readers after the poetry.