Jay Rogoff “Venera: Poems”

SARATOGA SPRINGS–On Thursday, April 17 at 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore Saratoga will host a poetry reading and book signing with award-winning poet Jay Rogoff, author of Venera.

Venera, Jay Rogoff’s fifth book of poetry, explores varieties of love both sacred and profane—parent and child, husband and wife, saint and deity, lover and lover. A husband consoles his wife when she is wakened by an imaginary child; another man daydreams of his kindergarten crush. Mary at the Annunciation, stunned by Gabriel’s inhuman beauty, contemplates her decades of purity stretching ahead, while in the seven-sonnet poem “Laughter,” Abraham’s fear of God perplexes his love for Isaac. Drawing on the natural world, personal intimacy, and the imagination as evoked in visual art and biblical narrative, Rogoff’s poems detail our drive to both acts of veneration and submission to Venus’s sensuous power.

Rogoff VENERAJay Rogoff has published four previous books of poetry: The Art of Gravity, The Long Fault, How We Came to Stand on That Shore, and The Cutoff: A Sequence, which won the Washington Prize for Poetry. Other honors include the Robert Watson Poetry Award for his chapbook, Twenty Danses Macabres, and a Pushcart Prize. His poems and criticism appear in many magazines, and he also writes regularly about dance for The Hopkins Review, Ballet Review, and The Saratogian. He teaches at Skidmore College.

For more information on this or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.

Guided Walk at Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve

SARATOGA SPRINGSSaratoga PLAN will host a guided walk at its Rowland Hollow Creek Preserve on Saturday, April 5th from 10:00am-11:30am. This nature walk is part of a series of hikes led by Saratoga PLAN intern, Andrew Gillcrist. The hikes are designed to introduce people to the landscape of Saratoga County and to help them learn about our network of outdoor resources that are publically accessible. [Read more...]

Susan Cheever “e.e. cummings: a life”

SARATOGA SPRINGS–On Sunday, March 30 at 12 noon, Northshire Bookstore Saratoga will host a reading, discussion and signing with Susan Cheever, author of e.e. cummings: a life.

From the author of “American Bloomsbury,” “Louisa May Alcott,” and “Home Before Dark: A Biographical Memoir of John Cheever by his Daughter” comes a major reassessment of the life and work of the novelist, painter, and playwright considered to be one of America’s preeminent twentieth-century poets. At the time of his death in 1962, at age sixty-eight, he was, after Robert Frost, the most widely read poet in the United States.

Cheever’s fascinating book gives us the evolution of an artist whose writing was at the forefront of what was new and daring and bold in an America in transition.

For more information on this or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com

Gabriel Sherman “The Loudest Voice in the Room”

SARATOGA SPRINGS–On Saturday, March 29 at 7 pm, Northshire Bookstore Saratoga will host a reading, discussion and signing with Gabriel Sherman, author of The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – And Divided a Country.

A deeply reported journey inside the secretive world of Fox News and the life of its combative, visionary founder.

When Rupert Murdoch enlisted Roger Ailes to launch a cable news network in 1996, American politics and media changed forever. Now, with a remarkable level of detail and insight, New York magazine reporter Gabriel Sherman brings Ailes’s unique genius to life, along with the outsize personalities—Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, and others—who have helped Fox News play a defining role in the great social and political controversies of the past two decades.

How did this man, whose life story has until now been shrouded in myth, become the master strategist of our political landscape? In revelatory detail, Sherman chronicles the rise of Ailes, a sickly kid from an Ohio factory town. Roger Ailes’ life is a story worthy of Citizen KaneThe Loudest Voice in the Room is an extraordinary feat of reportage with a compelling human drama at its heart.

For more information on this or other events, call 518-682-4200 or 1-855-339-5990, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com.