BRISTOL — Poet Mary Elizabeth Nordstrom will present a reading from her new collection, Unlaundered Cache and Other Poems, at the Minot-Sleeper Library on Pleasant Street, Bristol, on Monday, July 22, at noon.
Daughter of the late State Representative and Bristol Selectman Gaylord G. Cummings (for whom Cummings Beach on Newfound Lake is named), Nordstrom grew up in Bristol and resided for a number of years in New Hampton before careers took her family to other areas of the country. The mother of five children, she currently resides with her husband, Everett, in Kennebunk, Maine.
A past member of the New Hampshire Poetry Society, Nordstrom also has served as an organist since her youth and shares a love of music with her family. She served as interim editor of Classical Voice of New England and much of her poetry reflects her musical background.
Nordstrom also served as arts columnist for newspapers in New Hampshire and North Carolina and was a summer theatre critic in New Hampshire and Maine. North South Artscope Publications published her Outdoor Drama in 1985.
The author will be reading from Unlaundered Cache at the Minot-Sleeper Library in Bristol on July 22 at noon.
Unlaundered Cache retails for $15.95. Copies will be available at the reading, with book-signing opportunities, and also may be purchased online at http://www.libertymedianh.org/store.html.