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Jay Featherstone & Martha Fox Reading, Book Signing, and Gathering

November 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

New Book Celebration of two major Cape Ann Poets: 

The Gloucester Writer’s Center and Windhover host poets Jay Featherstone & Martha Fox at Windhover Center for the Performing Arts for a reading, book signing and gathering located inside the stained glass CHAPEL (which is heated), on Windhover’s campus

Critics have hailed Martha Fox’s poems as “evocative” and “strikingly beautiful,” and Jay Featherstone’s as “incisive and often shattering.” Join us to celebrate the release of new poetry collections by Fox and Featherstone with a reading, book signing, and wine/cheese reception in Windhover’s historic Chapel. Copies will be available for sale (cash/check). 

Jay Featherstone lives in Gloucester. His chapbook, Vermeer Paints My Mother, is now out through Fenway Press. Two previous full-length collections are Glass (Fenway Press) and Braces’s Cove (New Issues). A Harvard graduate, he served as speechwriter for anti-Vietnam War presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy; as editor of the New Republic; and as headmaster of the Commonwealth School. He has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Michigan State and is well-known for his pioneering work on teacher education. His writing and poems have appeared in the New York Times Book ReviewThe AtlanticHarvard Education ReviewPloughsharesHarvard Review, The Nation, and elsewhere. 

Martha Fox lives in Rockport. Her new book of poetry, This Arc of Assurances, was released in October by Grayson Books. Previous volumes include the chapbook Tides/The Land Sighted, with poet Thomas Lux, and the book If the river’s this high all summer (both Pym-Randall Press). Her poems appear widely in literary journals, including PoetryThe Atlantic, and Ploughshares. After completing an MFA at UC Irvine, she served as an NEA Poet in the Schools and continued to teach young writers for decades. 

The event is free but rsvp’s are welcome at

For questions, please contact Lisa Hahn at or by calling 978-546-3611

The Gloucester Writer’s Center and Windhover

Windhover Center for the Performing Arts

257R Granite Street
Rockport, Massachusetts United States
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