Billy Collins Brings Wit and Warmth to Featherstone
Billy Collins, the bestselling poet and former U.S. poet laureate, delighted a packed house at Featherstone Center for the Arts with his carefully observed poetry and humor.
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Community Poetry Reading Announced
Island poets are invited to take part in the April 25 reading.
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Covid Monologues Finale Nears
The Island-wide Covid Monologues project holds its final community reading event Saturday on Zoom.
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Love in the Time of Covid
All silently the space of love transformed, Congealed into a frame one could not enter.
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Vineyard Haven Again Named to National Top 10 for Arts
Vineyard Haven is number six on a list of the top arts-vibrant small communities in the United States—but the honor belongs to the Island as a whole.
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Community Poetry Reading Announced
The online reading is scheduled for Nov. 22 and all are welcome to listen and take part, according to an announcement from the West Tisbury Library.
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Island Poet Reads Online
The West Tisbury Library presents an online poetry reading with local poet Amarylis Douglas, Wednesday at 5 p.m.
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Finding Poetic Power in Early Travelers
Maia Coleman
Fan Ogilvie, former poet laureate of West Tisbury, is getting ready to publish her latest collection of poems, entitled The Berth.
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Arthur's Beach
Steve Ewing

Clean white sand
warm in summer
rolling wet
hot bodies
fresh from swimming
in the Sound
Frozen white
salted  crunch
underfoot in winter
wind blasting
eye stinging
unforgiving bits of it
Sand obsessed Arthur
the wave caressed
pitch of dune
shaped by fetch
and depth
Rooted in beachgrass tendrils
entrapped in the
timber groins we built
along this stretch of beach
formed the fine and
delicate line
that kept

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Poets Wanted for Online Reading
August 20 is the deadline to sign up for the online open mic August 23.
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