For the Reporter
Poetry at the Rainbow Café presents the works of Roberta Feins and Risa Denenberg on Monday, Nov. 5.
The program is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the café, 112 E. Main St.
Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited.
Born in New York, Feins has lived in North Carolina and Seattle. She has degrees in social science and Marine ecology and received her masters of fine arts in poetry in 2007 from New England College where she studied with Judith Hall, Carol Frost, DA Powell and Alicia Ostriker.
Feins’ poems have been published in Five AM, Antioch Review, The Cortland Review, and The Gettysburg Review, among others. Prizes include first prize in poetry, Women in Judaism’s 2010 Writing Competition, and second place in the 2007 Society for Humanistic Anthropology Ethnographic Poetry Competition.
Feins edits the e-zine Switched On Gutenberg and has selected poetry for Drash: Northwest Mosaic and the Naugatuck River Review.
Denenberg lives a quiet life in a place of stunning beauty on the Olympic Peninsula and earns her keep as a nurse practitioner. She is a co-founder and editor at Headmistress Press, publisher of lesbian poetry. She has published three chapbooks and three full-length collections of poetry.
Among her other publications are: Whirlwind @ Lesbos (Headmistress Press, 2016); In My Exam Room (The Lives You Touch Publications, 2014); ; Mean Distance from the Sun (Aldrich Press, 2013); and What We Owe Each Other (The Lives You Touch Publications, 2013).