Click Here to Purchase: Rehearsal by Irene Willis from
Click Here to Purchase: Climate of Opinion: Sigmund Freud in Poetry edited and with an introduction by Irene Willis from

Writers Read will start up again on March 26th, 5:30 as usual at the usual Lee Library.  Irene Willis will read from her new book then:

Irene Willis is the author of five collections of poetry:  They Tell Me You Danced (University Press of Florida, 1995); At the Fortune Café, winner of the Violet Reed Haas Prize and National Book Award nominee (Snake Nation Press, 2005 ; Those Flames (Bay Oak, 2009);  Reminder (Word Poetry, 2014), and Rehearsal (IPBooks, 2018).  She is also the editor of an anthology, Climate of Opinion: Sigmund  Freud in Poetry ( IPBooks, 2017). Three times nominated for Pushcart Prizes, her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. She has also co-authored several textbooks and children’s books. A longtime educator who has “retired” three times, she has taught at a number of secondary schools and colleges, most recently at Westfield State University and American International College in Massachusetts.  Awards for her poetry include a Distinguished Artist fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts; a residency fellowship from the Millay Colony for the Arts, and grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Berkshire/Taconic Foundation. She is Poetry Editor of the online publication, International Psychoanalysis, where she has a monthly column, “Poetry Monday.”