Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

April 10, 2014

Trading verses for annual 'Evening of Poetry'


The Andover Townsman

---- — The fifth annual Robert Frost Foundation’s “An Evening of Poetry” featuring the teachers and students of Andover High School took place on March 11 at Café Azteca in Lawrence.

Presented by the Robert Frost Foundation’s executive director emeritus Mark Schorr, the event was hosted by former Andover High teacher Harry J. Durso. Don’s Auto Care of Lawrence sponsored the event and Joe Spanos Productions provided the video production. Bethany Spanos created the night’s poster and was the video editor.

The evening was held as part of the Frost Foundation’s monthly Poetry Hoot Series. Durso dedicated the performance to all teachers, pointing out that the educators in attendance represented over 500 years of service in the teaching profession.

Sharing their poetry were Andover High seniors Isabel Bree, Emily Byrne and James Imirie; junior Nicholas Wackowski and sophomores CJ Morse, Hannah Muhlfelder and Spenser Wright. North Andover High School junior Celia Rose DiSalvo was a guest poet.

AHS teachers participating were Greg Waters and Eric Pellerin, who also served as co-producers of the event, as well as Bill Hecht.

Special Merrimack Valley guest poets included Frank Farnham and Muriel Soule, both of North Andover; and James Lambert of Methuen. Several members of The Robert Frost Foundation also presented their poetry at the event.

The Robert Frost Poetry Night is being shown this month on Andover Cable Access, Comcast Channel 8 and Verizon Channel 47. It will also be broadcast on the local cable access channels in Lawrence, Methuen, North Andover and Wilmington. The performance will be available on YouTube at a later date.