Two poets with close ties to Woods Hole will be reading from their work at the Woods Hole Public Library on Monday, July 9, at 7:30 PM.
David Epstein is a longtime summer denizen of Woods Hole. He holds a PhD in Literature, and is, as he claims, “a radically under-published over-active poet.” Many people know him as the author of humorous sail-racing accounts that have appeared in the Falmouth Enterprise for the past thirty-five years. David has three children, at least one of whom writes poems. He and his wife winter over in that other “WH,” West Hartford, Connecticut. His poems have appeared in a number of venues, including The Bellingham Review, Poesia, and Ratsass Review.
Lee Parpart also has spent most of her summers in Woods Hole. She was born in Boston and raised “all over”, including Colorado, Zambia, and Woods Hole. She has had a “funny sort of patchwork career” in journalism, academe, and creative writing. She wrote poetry and fiction as a teen, even winning an Olivetti once, then veered into newspaper reporting for a time, covering conservation issues for the Cape Cod Times and writing film and visual arts columns for two Canadian dailies.
Since returning to creative writing in 2015, she has published eight poems and stories, won an emerging writer award through Open Book: Ontario, and published a short story in a literary collection about Nancy Drew. Lee is a frequent contributor to Silver Birch Press’s monthly themed calls for poetry and prose, and an active member of the Toronto literary scene, organizing and appearing in readings and launches with other members of the East End Writers’ Group. She splits her time between Toronto and Woods Hole.