Featured poets Dorothy Brooks and Anis Obeid, MD. Each will read his/her own poetry followed by audience discussion.
Dorothy Howe Brooks’ work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary magazines, including Tampa Review, Atlanta Review, Poet Lore, Louisiana Literature, Calamaro, and Mangrove Review. Her second chapbook, Interstices, was published in 2009 by Finishing Line Press, and her full length poetry collection, A Fine Dusting of Brightness, was published in 2013 by Aldrich Press. She teaches in the Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida SouthWestern State College in Punta Gorda, FL, and in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Emory University in Atlanta.
Anis Obeid is Emeritus Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at State University of New York Upstate Medical University, in Syracuse, New York, and former Medical Director of Echocardiography at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse. He is the author of more than 50 articles in peer reviewed cardiology journals and of a textbook on Echocardiography published by J.P. Lippincott in 1993. He is also the author of two books of poetry in Arabic, entitled (Sada Al-sinin Dar Sader, Lebanon, 1999, and Thikrayat Al-sinin). He also published a book titled The Druze and their Faith in Tawhid (Syracuse University Press, 2006). For the past few years he acquired special interest in English Poetry, reflecting a life-long experience in advocating human values and freedom of thinking and choice.