April 9th at 3:00pm
Cahaley Markman is the founding editor of Pelorus Press. Markman will be here to share information on her exciting new publication and to meet with local writers.
“Pelorus Press is a poetry magazine created to explore the process of writing. There is a phrase that says that “we are all the ages we’ve ever been.” At Pelorus Press, we believe that our poems are also all the ages they’ve ever been and therefore to honor the creative process we must show the whole poem, not solely the finished project. We do this by publishing several drafts of each poem along with the final draft. Our readers get to see where the poem started, and watch how it grew over time. Pelorus Press is an intimate glance into the poet’s thought process intended to be used as a tool for the classroom, an engine to make poetry feel accessible, and most importantly, as inspiration to continue writing.”
The first edition of Pelorus Press is currently available for circulation at the library. New Hampshire poet Donald Hall is among the writers featured in the publication.
Cahaley Markman is a Peterborough native currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2012 where she studied poetry with Jeff McDaniel and Martha Rhodes. Her writing is a meditation on those quiet empty moments and familial relationships. She has previously taught at Phillips Exeter Academy’s Writers Workshop and attended the Frost Place Conference on Poetry.