Schuyler Hoffman has published two books of poetry: Words ina Foreign Language and The Spaces Between as well as the collaborativepoetry-music CD Sacrifice. His work has appeared in The Café Review and in The Anthology of Post-Beat Poetry in translation in China. His newbook Signal to Noise explores the myriad ways that meanings may developin relation to non-meaning, non-sense, and noise. The title implicates the varying of ratios between these elements. Ruth Maassen has beenwriting poems about Cape Ann since she settled here in 1980. She grew upin western Michigan and studied at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, and Indiana University. For twelve years she served as poet laureate of Rockport. Her Picking Raspberries collection was in the Folly Covechapbook series. Ruth’s poems aspire to clarity and wit, with a wide range of subjects, moods, and forms, always with a strong connection tothe everyday.
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