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Poets to Jazz Up Trees November 10

“Jazz improvisation is like writing poetry,” says Paul Pines, who shares the limelight with Connecticut poet Irene Sherlock at a two poet reception and reading at Trees Adirondack Gifts and Books, Saturday, November 10, 5-7 p.m. Pines should know— for the past 29 years, he has hosted the Lake George Jazz Weekend and once owned a jazz club on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, which became the setting of his first novel, THE TIN ANGEL.

At Trees, Paul will read from his new book, DIVINE MADNESS, most recent of his nine volumes of poetry. “The only other person I can compare this to is Goethe…powerful stuff!” - raves NPR-WAMC’S Paul Elisha.

Selections from Pine’s poetry were set by composer Daniel Asia for the Summit label and in 2008 the Tucson Symphony Orchestra performed the 5th Symphony with settings of his poems. One of the area’s most widely acclaimed writers, Paul also published a second novel, REDEMPTION, and a memoir, MY BROTHER’S MADNESS. A Brooklyn native, Paul and his wife, Carol reside in Glens Falls, where he practices psychotherapy.

As writer-in-residence at the Adirondack Mountain Writers’ retreat since 2008, Irene Sherlock has taught and mentored many North Country writers. She will read from her new chapbook, EQUINOX, which has been described by fans as “An exquisite collection” and “Very down to earth poetry that is obtainable to a broad audience”.

“What I admire most about Irene’s writing,” says author Cortney Davis, “is how, in each line, she finds the powerful key image, the haunting underbelly, the image that transforms mere words into unforgettable poetry.”

Irene holds a Masters degree in English, an MFA in Creative Writing, and an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. She writes a blog, poetry and essays, and has a lengthy list of published works. In addition to her own writing, she is a book editor, writing coach and substance abuse counselor in Danbury, CT.

TREES is extremely proud to carry the works of, and to celebrate the accomplishments of, such fine writers as Irene and Paul. A regional gift and bookstore, TREES offers over 2000 book titles, gift items produced by Adirondack artisans and fine photography, prints and original paintings by local artists. TREES hosts free events from May through December including readings and signings by Adirondack authors, historians, and archeologists; spinning, weaving and sculpture demonstrations; photography sales; painting demonstrations; and an annual owl education program. Information can be accessed via www.boltonchamber.com and www.treesadirondackgifts.com

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