“…the edge of the sea,
“Mary Makofske’s big-heartedness is matched only by the capaciousness of her imagination – and surely the two are twinned – her ability to imagine her way into the experiences and perceptions of so many and such different others – a suicide bomber, an enslaved woman, a night guard at a concentration camp among them – as vividly as she renders her own daily and deeply personal experiences. If there are no angels, there are at least poets like Makofske, who bear witness, empathize, illumine, show us how it is to be alive and fully human in times like ours.”
~~Cecilia Woloch, author of Tsigan: The Gypsy Poem and Carpathia
Mary will read at the Albert Wisner Library, 1 McFarland Dr., Warwick NY on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Video of reading at Hudson Valley Writers Center, Sleepy Hollow NY.
Kenneth Salzmann interviews Mary about “Euthanasia: A Geography” on “How to Grow a Poem.” Wonderful series–consider signing up.
Mary reads on Charlie Rossiter’s “Poetry Spoken Here” podcast.