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Alison Prine

MANCHESTER >> On Friday, April 29, from 4 – 6 p.m., the Northshire celebrates teachers.

Bring your teacher friends and join in for a relaxing gathering in our children's department. Meet with our expert booksellers, explore what's new for your grade level(s), and enjoy wine and cheese. Advance copies of books for grades pre-k to 12 will be on hand those attending are welcome to take with you. They will also feature special displays all around the department that cater to classrooms.

On Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m., plan to attend a poetry event with Alison Prine and Karin Gottshall to close out the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month. Alison Prine's poems have appeared in The Virginia Quarterly Review, Shenandoah, Harvard Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Prairie Schooner among others. Her first collection of poems, "Steel," was chosen by Jeffrey Harrison for this year's Cider Press Review Book Award and was published in January 2016. She lives in Burlington where she works as a psychotherapist.


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Karin Gottshall is a poet and fiction writer who teaches poetry writing at Middlebury College. Karin has a bachelors degree from Sarah Lawrence College and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College. Her new book, "The River Won't Hold You," won the Ohio State University Press/The Journal Wheeler Prize, and is now available. Her first book, "Crocus," won the Poets Out Loud Prize in 2007. She is also the author of three poetry chapbooks: Food Letters, Almanac for the Sleep-less, and Swan.

Finally, mark calenders for the return of Death Café, Tuesday, April 26, starting at 5 p.m. with host Jo Lambling.