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Genesee Reading Series, April 9th at Writers & Books

The April 9 Genesee Reading Series offers an opportunity to hear two poets who are trained in the fields of philosophy & theology and psychology.  Dane Gordon and Martha Deed are sure to provide much to think about as they share the intersections of deep thought and poetic craft.

The Genesee Reading Series
Curator – Wanda Schubmehl
Writers and Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY
Members $3 Public $6

7:30 PM (come at 7 to enjoy snacks!)

Born in London, England, Dane Gordon served in the Royal Navy during World War II,
received degrees in history, theology, and philosophy from Cambridge University, London
University, and the University of Rochester, New York. He taught philosophy in the
College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY until he retired.
A Presbyterian minister, Gordon has published primarily in the fields of philosophy and
theology. A chapbook of poetry, The Logic of War, was published by FootHills Publishing in

Martha Deed, PhD (Boston University) is a retired psychologist and an active poet/writer
and patient safety activist. She has published several chapbooks, including #9 (Furniture
Press, 2004), 65 X 65 (small chapbook project, 2006), The Lost Shoe, The November 2010
Project, and This is Visual Poetry (chapbook.com, 2010-2011), and a multi-media e-book:
Intersections, a Journal of the Unexpected (Museum of the Essential and Beyond That, 2006) .
Her most recent work includes editing a posthumous collection of her daughter, Millie
Niss’s, poems, City Bird (Blazevox, 2011) and The Last Collaboration (Furtherfield, 2012), a
reconstruction of Millie’s last illness making use of experimental techniques borrowed from
web art and based upon Martha’s poems and Millie’s medical records and writings from the
ICU (emails, hospital notebooks, logs).



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