Sunday, January 11, 2015   7 p.m.

With Featured Poet of the New Year

Thomas Hastings

Followed by Refreshments, Book Signings and an Open Mic Reading.

Thomas Hastings lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Recently retired, he taught language arts, Jungian psychology, and theatrical magic at Harmony High School for thirty-six years. He received a B.A. in Mythogenics from Antioch College in 1973 and has taken graduate classes at the California Institute of Asian Studies, The C. G. Jung Institute in Switzerland, and Indiana University. He's been a Royal Scottish Arts Council Poet-in-the-Schools in Edinburgh and for the Indiana Arts Commission in Zionsville, Indiana. He created the Indianapolis Broadsheet, cofounded the Indianapolis Writers Center, with Jim Powell and was poetry editor of its publication, InPrint. His poems have appeared in Aloe, Banyon Anthology #2, Celebrating Seventy, Indiannual II, The Linen Weave Anthology, The Windless Orchard, and others.  He is the author of a dozen chapbooks, including Cynosure (Raintree Press, 1979) and Vertical Sleep, Horizontal Lies (Fly-by-Night, 1985). His volume of new and collected poems, Crop Circle Secrets, was published by Muse Rules Press in 2004. He fronted the poetry performance band, CoupCoupDaddy, for over a decade, and he is the foreign correspondent for Zoo & Logical Times. He gave an interview in 2012 in En Terex It-Encounters Around the Tarot (conducted by Enrique Enriquez) and a more recent one with George Kalamaras, the current Indiana Poet Laureate in 2014. Thomas's spoken word is archived on WFIU's The Poets Weave (programs: "Obsidian," September 29, 2013 and "Later in France," November 24, 2013).     **** He is also a practicing magician.

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Any questions:  Call the Indiana Writers Center 317-255-0710 or Muse coordinator, Richard Pflum: 317-356-2048

Written by Indiana Writers Center — January 04, 2015


Kandace Brill Lombart:

To Whom It May Concern: I am compiling the Ruth Stone bibliography and wondered if someone could assist me in tracing early poems (possibly published between1931-1933) by Ruth Perkins, who served as one of the city’s Poets-in-the-Schools while she was in high school. Would you know whom to contact about the early archives for Indianapolis’s Poets-in-the-Schools programs? I’ve not found anything to date, aside from a biographical note, but am certain that juvenilia poems were published. Thank you so very much. Kandace Brill Lombart, Ph.D., Ruth Stone scholar/bibliographer

February 13 2015 at 02:02 PM

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