Limited Number of Copies Still Available--
In his second book-length collection, Robert Demaree turns his attention to the place and time of life he knows as Golden Pines and takes us back to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, whose mythic woods and meadows informed Fathers and Teachers.
Again, he finds in the experiences of everyday living a poetry that is ironic, bittersweet, always accessible, and, as John-Michael Albert (editor of the 2008 and 2010 editions of the Poets' Guide to New Hampshire) notes, "demands further consideration."
"Like Ted Kooser and Billy Collins, Demaree is able to present singular experiences with a startling reality that rings true. It is his mastery of voice and diction, of sentiment and reality that allows Demaree to balance the personal with the global and still retain the reader's trust...his account is personal and therefore...specific and wonderful."
—Jillian Meyer Bledsoe, author of Leaving Newfound and co-editor, Ghoti magazine.
$12.95 / paperback / 86 pages / Beech River Books / 2009 / ISBN 978-0-9825214-0-3
Robert Demaree is the author of four collections of poems, including Fathers and Teachers, published in 2007. He has had approximately 600 poems published or accepted by more than 125 periodicals. A retired school administrator with ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire, he has also written a history of Greensboro Day School.
To order: send $15.00 ( includes postage) to:
Robert Demaree, 2080 Sullivan Park Circle, Burlington, NC 27215. For further information, visit http://www.beechriverbooks.com/
Poetry Readings, Classes and Workshops
Robert H. Demaree Jr.
Access to Contemporary Poetry seminar
Shepherd's Center--Christ United Methodist Church
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Ex Libris Book Club
Access to Contemporary Poetry seminars
Shepherd's Center--First Baptist Church
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Reading for Wolfeboro Camp School
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Poetry Society of New Hampshire
Recent Readings, Programs and Classes
Jan. 16--Feb. 20 Shepherd's Center, Greensboro, N,C,
Mar. 28--Apr. 11 Poetry Across the Centuries Seminar, Burlington, N.C.
April 17 Poetry and the Uses of Memory seminar, Elon, N.C.
April 24--June 5 Shepherd's Center Greensboro, N.C.
May 9 Reading at Twin Lakes Community Burlington, N.C.
June 2 Reading for Greensboro Day School faculty, Greensboro, N.C.
June 19 Featured reader, Effingham Public Library, Effingham, N.H.
June 21 Poetry and the Uses of Memory seminar, Effingham, N.H.
June 24 Reading for Wolfeboro Camp School faculty, Wolfeboro, N.H.
July 14 Featured reader, Conway Library, Conway, N.H.
Aug. 12 Reading at Gibson's Bookstore, Concord, N.H.
Aug. 26 Reading at Wolfeboro Library, Wolfeboro, N.H.
Sept. 10 Reading at Water Street Books, Exeter, N.H.
Oct. 7 Reading at Moultonborough Library, Moultonborough, N.H.
Jan. 17--Feb. 28 Shepherd's Center, Greensboro, N.C.
February 27--The Village at Brookwood, Burlington, N.C.
Mar. 22, 25; Apr. 5--20th Century Poetry Seminar, with Dr. Griff Campbell, Twin Lakes Community, Burlington, N.C.
April 18--Contemporary Poetry Seminar, Life at Elon Program, Elon University, Elon, N.C.
April 25--June 6 Shepherd's Center, Greensboro, N.C.
May 14--Burlington Writers Club Awards Banquet ("Piano Lessons" First Place)
May 20--Reading for Greensboro Day School faculty
April 25-June 6--Shepherd's Center, Greensboro, N.C.
June 22--"Poetry of Time and Place" workshop, Effingham, N.H.
June 25--Wolfeboro Summer Boarding School faculty, Wolfeboro, N.H.
July 31--Greenwood Literary Festival, Wolfeboro Summer Boarding School, N.H.
Oct. 1--Featured Reader, Moultonborough, N.H., Public Library
Oct. 24--Poetry in the Twin Lakes Club Room, with Janet Warman, Burlington, N.C.
November 20--Life at Elon, Elon, N.C. group reading.
Jan. 19--Feb. 23 Shepherd's Center, Greensboro, N.C.
April 12 Friends Home Guilford, Greensboro, N.C.
April 16 Greensboro Day School faculty, Greensboro N.C.
June 23 "Poetry and Personal Identity" workshop, Effingham, N.H.
June 26 Wolfeboro Summer Boarding School faculty, Wolfeboro, N.H.
September 4 Moultonborough Library, Moultonborough, N.H.
October 30 "Life at Elon," Elon University, Elon, N.C.
November 16 Greensboro Day School Ninth-Grade English classes
January 7 Ex Libris Book Club Greensboro, N.C.
January 25 Reading & Signing Twin Lakes Community Burlington, N.C.
February 8 Abbotswood at Irving Park Greensboro, N.C.
February 9 Presbyterian Home at Hawfields Mebane, N.C.
February 27 Burlington Writers Club Alamance Comm. College Graham, N.C.
March 23-April 13 Access to Poetry class Twin Lakes Burlington, N.C.
April 20 Trinity Oaks Retirement Community Salisbury, N.C.
April 24 Greensboro Day School 40th Anniversary Greensboro, N.C.
April 26 Bill Moyers' Fooling With Words Twin Lakes Book Club Burlington, N.C.
May 8 Burlington Writers Club Graham, N.C. "Putting Together a Collection"
May 17 Greensboro Day School Faculty Greensboro, N.C.
January 27 Hawfields Mebane, N.C.
February 9 Abbotswood Greensboro, N.C.
February 16 Friends Home Guilford Greensboro, N.C.
March 17 WhiteStone Greensboro, N.C.
March 31 Hawfields Mebane, N.C.
April 9 Well Spring Greensboro, N.C.
April 13 Greensboro Day School Faculty Greensboro, N.C.
May 6 PennyByrn at Maryfield High Point, N.C.
May 9 Twin Lakes UU Fellowship Burlington, N.C.
May 11 Twin Lakes Vision Support Group Burlington, N.C.
May 17 St. Andrews Episcopal Church Greensboro, N.C.
May 26 River Landing at Sandy Ridge Colfax, N.C.
June 18 Effingham Library Effingham, N.H.
August 16 Wolfeboro:The Summer Boarding School Wolfeboro, N.H.
September 14 Conway Library Conway, N.H.
September 27 Sugar Hill Retirement Community Wolfeboro, N.H.
October 1 Mel Flanagan's Irish Pub & Cafe Rochester, N.H.
Oct. 20--Nov. 10 Access to Poetry class Abbotswood Greensboro, N.C.
November 11 WhiteStone Greensboro, N.C.
November 16 PEO Chapter CF Greensboro, N.C.
Nov. 9-30 Access to Poetry class Twin Lakes Burlington, N.C.