2020 Poet Laureate – David Gaines

2020 Poet Laureate – David Gaines

Poet Laureate 2020 David Gaines David Gaines is a writer, actor and educator born and raised in uptown Philadelphia. As a product of a traditional baptist household and a child of hip-hop culture, Dave uses his poetry to analyze and unpack how the performance of...
An interview with Chad Frame | Cathy Cohen

An interview with Chad Frame | Cathy Cohen

This fall it was a delight to spend time with Chad Frame, MCPL’s 2017 poet laureate, on a ride to Northern Virginia Community College to share poetry with poet laureates from other counties and states at a biennial program In the Company of Laureates.   Chad gave an...
An interview with Cathy Cohen | Melinda Rizzo

An interview with Cathy Cohen | Melinda Rizzo

Cathleen “Cathy” Cohen has had a very good year. As the 2019 Montgomery County Poet Laureate the long-time educator, painter and poet said winning the highly regarded contest, now in its 20th year, had opened doors. “My community was Philadelphia, even though I live...
An interview with Yolanda Wisher

An interview with Yolanda Wisher

Among 2019 Caesura Festival’s roster of musicians and poets, multi-talented Yolanda Wisher was poet-in-residence.  Yolanda was Montgomery County’s first poet laureate (1999)  and Philadelphia’s 2016-17 poet laureate. Throughout her career Yolanda has focused on...
Win a Caesura Scholarship!

Win a Caesura Scholarship!

Win a Scholarship to Caesura! We are excited to announce an opportunity to for a college student to win a chance to attend the festival thanks to the generous contribution of Rodger Lowenthal, MCPL Advisory Board Member and host of Rodger’s House Concerts. The winner...