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Local Poets Inspired by "Motherwell-Johns" Exhibition at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery
FOR RELEASE: April 3, 2008
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey 410-626-2539
Annapolis artists and poets Ebby Malmgren, Nancy Arbuthnot, and J. Wesley Clark will read poems inspired by the exhibition, "Robert Motherwell and Jasper Johns: Poetic Works as Metaphor," on view at St. John's College's Mitchell Gallery, from March 11 to April 18. The poetry reading will take place in the gallery on April 16, at 7 p.m.
Malmgren is a potter, printmaker, and writer. She combines her printmaking and writing in handmade books. Her writing has been published in various literary journals, including "Passager," "The Antietam Review," and "Chokecherries," and in the anthologies "Written with a Spoon," "The X-Y Factor" and "The Practise of Peace." Malmgren also edited a poetry issue for "The Studio Potter" and her work appears regularly in various haiku journals.
Arbuthnot has taught literature and creative writing at the United States Naval Academy since 1981. She is a poet, translator, and scholar whose books include "Wild Washington: Animal Sculpture A to Z," "An American Artist in World War II: Jason Schoener at Eniwetok Atoll," and translations of the Vietnamese poems of Le Pham Le's "From Where the Wind Blows."
Clark, a former journalist and educator, has published poems in various publications including "Chiron Review," "Gargoyle," "Passager," and "Red Rock Review." Among his books of poetry are "Daughter of the South County," "Asleep With Whippoorwills," and "I Am Paraguay."