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Artbeat: Poetry at Poquatuck Hall this Saturday

Poetry at Poquatuck, an annual event of poetry readings, a pop-up gallery and “poetic pairings,” is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Orient’s historic Poquatuck Hall.

The evening will feature readings by poets Miranda Beeson, David Berson, Vivian Eyre, Suffolk Times columnist Pierre Gazarian, Billy Hands, Jason Hefter and Yvonne Lieblein, as well as Suffolk County poet laureate Pramila Venkaetswaran and former county poets laureate Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan and Ed Steve.

Artists will include Emily Bosworth, Morgan Gildersleeve, Gail Horton, Kristian Iglesias, Holly Mastrangelo, Estefany Molina, Cindy Pease Roe, Nadira Vlaun, William Steeple Davis artist-in-residence Sarah Prescott and former Steeple Davis artist Alan Bull.
Each poet has been paired with an artist and each reading will include one poem inspired by a work by the poet’s corresponding artist.

Admission is $10 at the door. Guests are welcome to provide their own beverages. Proceeds benefit Poquatuck Hall’s preservation efforts.