MOULTONBOROUGH — Poet and artist Priscilla Burlingham will be the featured reader at the Moultonborough Library Poetry Night on Tuesday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. An Open Mic will follow the featured reader.
Burlingham works on her poetry and painting all the time at her studio on Lees Pond in Moultonborough. She has seven creative projects going all at once—but when a poem comes, everything slides. Mention a poetry rule and she will try to break it, preferring to work "outside the box" in every artistic medium. Since the 1970s she has pursued applied physics each January at M.I.T., with a special affinity for poetry and outer space.
The founder of the Poetry Night, she has gathered poets, poet laureates, artists and musicians to read and perform at the Moultonborough Public Library on the first Tuesday of every month. Her animal drawings and paintings have been featured in a one-woman show at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and at the Libby Museum in New Hampshire. From her first book, A Finer Reach, she has read her poetry all over New England. She also rescues animals and grows plants from seed, which adds to the number of children she cannot leave. Her second book will examine the communication of animals, how they effectively resolve conflicts.
All are welcome to participate and to listen. Bring some words or a song and share it in the Open Mic portion. The Moultonborough Library is located at the junction of Routes 25 and 109 north, at the blinking light.