* Carmen Beecher * Cindy Michaud * Carol Schiff * Denette Schweikert * Donna Vines * Mary Warnick * Kathy Garvey *Fay Picardi * Jean Thomas

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Poet Laureate

We would like to introduce the new Pieces of 8 Poet Laureate, Fay Picardi. Fay writes beautiful poetry and is joining us in our artistic endeavors.  Fay is an internationally published poet who has twice been selected as an artist-in-residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. She has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Sorbonne and a Summer Fellow in Poetry at the University of Virginia. She has studied with Anthony Hecht, Denise Levertov, and William Stafford, among others.

Appalachia and Kentucky have been the inspiration for much of Fay’s poetry. She has a privately published book, Kentucky Poems, and a chapbook , Nana’s Sunday Dance. 
Except for one month in Italy each year, Fay and her husband, John, live in Grant, Florida. She travels frequently to New York, Washington, and Philadelphia where she visits her two daughters, other family, and as many art exhibits as possible. Fay’s favorite pastime is spoiling her 2 grandchildren, Maddie, 2, and Jack, 4.
As you can see, Fay is one classy dame. She is also a lovely and fun-loving person and we are so happy to have her.
posted by Carmen

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