Via the Field Library:
Peekskill resident Gene Tashoff will read from his newly published book of poetry and photography Phoetry on May 19 at 7 p.m. at the .
Phoetry, Gene Tashoff’s recently published book, is a collection of his striking photographs coupled with his own poems. In it, Mr. Tashoff explores the “marriage” of these two ways of seeing, and his talk will also provide a perspective on how one’s creative vision can now be realized in print using easy and elegant new ways of publishing.
Gene Tashoff was an advertising copywriter and creative director for five decades, creating television commercials and print ads for clients such as AT&T, British Airways, Ford, Goodyear, IBM, and Citibank. In his leisure time, he is a published poet, photographer, and short story writer. Gene’s short stories and poems have appeared in literary journals such as Evergreen Review, Northwest Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Hampton Shorts, and Wisconsin Review.
Within months of his retirement in 2010, Gene completed I See You See Me, his first published photography collection, followed soon thereafter by Phoetry. Gene is a member of the New York Writers Coalition, and co-founder of The Sunday Salon, a forum for writers and musicians now in its fifth year. He and his wife, Carole Gersten, have been Peekskill residents for seven years.
This event is free and light refreshments will be served. Copies of Gene Tashoff’s books will be available for sale and signing after the talk. The Field Library is located at 4 Nelson Avenue in Peekskill. The library is wheelchair-accessible. For further information please call Sibyl Canaan, Library Director, The Field Library at (914) 737-7110 or visit the library website, www.peekskill.org.