TITLE: Poetry Reading by Merrill Leffler
SPEAKER: Merrill Leffler
EVENT DATE: 09/24/2013
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 53 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Merrill Leffler speaks about his new book, "Mark the Music."
Speaker Biography: Merrill Leffler has published two previous collections of poetry, Partly Pandemonium, Partly Love (Dryad Press, 1982) and Take Hold (Dryad Press, 1997). Originally a physicist-engineer at NASA, he did graduate studies in literature at the University of Maryland and Oxford University, taught literature at the U.S. Naval Academy, and went on to become senior science writer at the University of Maryland Sea Grant Program. The publisher of Dryad Press, Leffler has guest-edited issues of various magazines, among them, "Poet Lore" on Israeli poetry: "The Changing Orders" and "Shirim: The Poetry of Eytan Eytan," which he and Moshe Dor translated from the Hebrew. He is a founder of The Writer's Center (Bethesda, Md.) and currently writes the "Vox Poetica" column for the Voice newspapers in Maryland.