Mary Makofske

 “…the edge of the sea,
where the sun melts us down
again into bodies only,
our ears whorled shells
confusing the sound of waves
with the surge of blood.”

“Mary Makofske pays keen attention to the arresting details of the physical world and reflects on life—both personal and public— in mature, finely-crafted, intelligent poems that range from charming to poignant, witty to fierce, intimate to philosophical. World Enough, and Time is rich with ‘birth songs and keening, / the music that plays while the god/ is torn and eaten, / the forces that hold the world / together and blow it apart.’”

Ellen Bass, author of Like a Beggar and The Human Line

Events and

  • CAPS Poetry Reading–8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Roost Studios (second floor), 69 Main St., New Paltz, NY. Admission $5 ($3 for CAPS or Roost members and seniors), includes open reading.
  •  Poetry Reading–2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Poetry at the Barn, RMAA Carriage Barn Gallery of Ringwood Manor, Ringwood State Park, 1304 Sloatsburg Rd., Ringwood, NJ 07456. Includes open reading.