An Evening of Poetry with Louise Runyon, Thrower Starr, and Robert Brown
Decatur Library Auditorium
October 16, 2018, 7:15p.m.
Join us for an evening of poetry, featuring Louise Runyon, Thrower Starr, and Robert Brown. Supported in part by Poets & Writers. Louise Runyon has just released her fourth book of poetry, The Passion of Older Women – a manifesto on the wisdom, strength, needs and desires of older women, as well as a testament to those who have gone before. A dancer/choreographer as well as poet, she is Artistic Director of Louise Runyon Performance Company and has toured the nation with her one-woman show Crones, Dolls and Raging Beauties. Louise is also a political activist, urban farmer, student of Italian, former steelworker and a practitioner of the Feldenkrais Method® of movement education. www.LouiseRunyonPerformance.com. Thrower Starr has been writing poetry for nearly half a century and most recently has been working hard at it again. He has worked at Paideia School as a teacher and as a counselor, and is also a psychologist in private practice. Long-interested in men’s work, for the past decade his English classes have been boys-only. Drawn to both nature and relationships his poetry dwells on both celebration and loss. He read his work at Decatur Library last fall. You can visit his website at throwerstarr.com. Robert Brown is a poet, teacher and consultant He has read his poems at the Folger Library, Library of Congress and Lucky Strike in New York City. In his poetry he leans toward the narrative. He attended the School for Visual Arts, the Ohio State University and the State University College at Buffalo. He has worked as a political organizer, driven a cab in New York City, run the family business, sold balloons and dozens of other jobs that have worked their way into his poetry. He has also written extensively about his life with his daughter Vita.