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Candace Curran grew up as part of an old New England farm family, in the shadow of Wachusett Mountain in rural Princeton, Massachusetts. She is a founder and organizer of collaborative word and image multimedia exhibitions including INTERFACE, and most recently, Exploded View. She was twice named western Massachusetts Poet’s Seat Laureate and has judged for that competition, as well as for the Massachusetts Book Awards and for Poetry Out Loud. Curran’s publications include, Bone Cages, an anthology with Doug Anderson, John Hodgen, and others, and Playing in Wrecks, Haley’s Press and journals; Raw NerVZ, Meat For Tea, Compass Roads and Silkworm. She engineers word and image on the Buckland side of the Iron Bridge in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts in the heart of beautiful Western Mass.

A Bridge (not) Too Far...

Bardwell's Ferry Bridge

 

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Candace Curran's poetry is "beautiful, ....

poised between ache and ecstasy: startling

images, like "she let him pull her / dignity

down / like a  shade to the floor"

- Robert Cormier, author of 

The Chocolate War and I Am the Cheese

 

She writes, "I pull on your fantasy so hard, 

it comes off in my sign language hands,

a snake skin shining like spider silk in the

day bed, "Curran's poems are like that

shining spider silk, unexpected and replete

with multi-layered depth and fine craft."

- Lori Desrosiers, Westfield State College,

editor of Naugatuck River Review and

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