Poetry on Brick Street will present poet Helen Townsend at 6:30 p.m. March 3 at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, 225 W Hawthorne St. Townsend will read her poetry, which will be followed by a brief intermission and an open mic. The event is free and open to the public.
Townsend’s most recent book is “Samadhipada: Word Yoga,” published by Chatter House Press. Her work has previously been published in the following anthologies—Reckless Writing 2012 from Chatter House Press, Tipton Poetry Journal: Christmas at the Creek from Brick Street Poetry Inc., and Bearers of Distance: Poems by Runners from Eastern Point Press. Her work has also appeared on the Flying Island Online Literary Journal, Indiana Humanities website, zocalopublicsquare.org, punchnels.com and poetrysuperhighway.com.
Helen’s poem “A Wall-Eyed Pike in a Glass Tank” was co-winner of the 2013 Philadelphia Inquirer Poetry Contest; “O’Flaherty’s is Gone” won first place in the 2014 Masterpiece in a Day Writing Contest sponsored by the Fountain Square Arts Council; a poem not included in this collection, “Three Wishes,” won third place in the 2015 Poetry Super Highway Poetry Contest.