Dragon’s Egg Presents: Valentine’s Day Poetry


Poetry, Prose, and Music of Love?
Dragon’s Egg Presents!
On Sunday, February 14, at noon, on zoom, a short program to tickle your fancy

See below for the zoom link.

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Marya, as the MC, will be reading portions of a prose poem, “Untitled”, by Dian Parker, interspersed between the other poets.

“Untitled” by Dian Parker

“Social Distancing” by Melanie Greenhouse. (March 27, 2020)

Four short poems by Alice Pero
“This Calmness”
“In My Perfect Landscape”
“Sea Chantey.”

“French Kiss” by Christie Williams

“Untitled” Serena Judge

“The Perfect Birthday Present” by Sara Ingram

“Valentine” by Dan Potter

Three short poems read/performed by Sandra Laub
“Love after Love” is Derek Walcott
“Many waters cannot quench…” by Jeanette Winterson
Final Notations by Adrienne Rich



Melanie Greenhouse is a poet/playwright whose themes often consider the natural world and the vanishing natural landscape.  

Sara Ingram is a poet, dancer, and teacher.  Her book of poetry, Sounds of House and Wood (Antrim House) celebrates New England winters and childhood memories.  Sara lives in Deep River and is a member of the Connecticut River Poets, and the Connecticut Storytelling Center.

Serena Judge is a computer geek who plays with plastic circles, and sometimes puts pen to paper to create vignettes of her life.

Sandra Laub has taught English to 11th and 12th grade students for a long while; she’s also a performer (her one-woman performance of William Gibson’s “Golda’s Balcony” will go virtual in March for the BrownBag series of Providence, RI) and adapter of literature for performance.  Sandra has been enjoying the camaraderie, collaboration, creativity, and spontaneous combustion sparked by Dragon’s Egg for a long while, too.  Thank you for providing this space and time and connection, Marya!

Dian Parker writes for a number of arts magazines and literary journals. She is an oil painter and lives in Vermont.
Alice Pero is a New Yorker who became a left-coaster. Her poems are published in many anthologies and magazines. Her 1st book of poetry, “Thawed Stars” is available on amazon. She has done dialogues with 20 poets and currently dialogues with Dan Potter. She is also a flutist and founder of both Windsong Players Chamber Ensemble and Moonday reading series in Los Angeles. Find more poems and videos on alicepero.com

For the past five years Dan Potter has been exchanging poems every other day
with West Coast poet, Alice Pero.  He is also a sculptor, painter, mask maker, performer, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, co creator of the Dragon’s Egg.

Marya Ursin, your MC today and the instigator of this event, is a dancer, mime, yogi, writer, performer, co director of the Mystic Paper Beasts, and executive director of the Dragon’s Egg.

Christie Max Williams is a writer and actor who lives in Mystic, Connecticut. He has worked on stage, film, and TV in California, New York, and Connecticut and also as a fruit vendor in Paris, a salmon fisherman in Alaska, a consultant on Wall Street, a writer for the National Audubon Society, and in leadership posts for non-profits. He co-founded and for many years directed The Arts Café Mystic. His poetry has won the Grolier Prize, placed second in the Connecticut River Review Contest, and was a recent finalist for the National Poetry Series and Morton Marr Prize.

Welcome to a Dragon’s Egg zoom Poetry event!
Donations are welcome: paypal.me/dragonseggstudio

Marya Ursin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Valentine Egg
Time: Feb 14, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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