ED WERSTEIN & SARA SARNA - In Person Poetry Event

Poetry Reading


Saturday, February 24
1:30 p.m. 

Books & Company 





Join us for a lovely afternoon poetry reading with Ed Werstein and Sara Sarna. After the reading, there will be a conversation, questions from the audience and a book signing. Please register for this free event. 


About Ed Werstein's Communiqué: Poems From The Headlines:

In the poem “Asphodel, That Greeny Flower,” William Carlos Williams writes: “It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.”

Williams may have been right about that. However, Ed Werstein, in his book Communiqué: Poems From The Headlines, tries to prove the converse: that you can get poetry from the news. Werstein’s newest collection is sectioned like a newspaper, and the poems cover a variety of topics: national news, weather, sports.


About Sara Sarna's Whispers From A Bench: 
This collection of poems inspired by trees and trails and the natural world is filled with hope for not only the earth but for mankind. A celebration of the spirit of the woods and the resilience of Mother Nature through the seasons, it reminds us of what we can learn if we just go outside and listen.




About the poets: 
Ed Werstein, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a regional VP of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. He is a sustaining member of Blue Collar Review. His poems have appeared in over 50 different journals and anthologies. Werstein’s poetry has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. In 2018 he received the Council of Wisconsin Writers Lorine Niedecker award. Visit his website https://edwerstein.com

Sara Sarna holds a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College in Missouri and currently lives in Wisconsin with her husband and the rescue dog that owns them. Much of her affinity with the area is based on access to forested park land and she spends as much time as possible, in all seasons, in the woods, where she almost always finds a poem. She is a member of Wisconsin Writers’ Association and Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. Her work has been featured in print, online, on stage and on the radio. In November of 2020 her first chapbook, Whispers from a Bench, was published. To afford being a poet and actor she works full time in healthcare. Visit her website https://sarasarna.com




Event date: 
Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 1:30pm
Event address: 
1039 Summit Ave
Oconomowoc, WI 53066-4457
Communiqué: Poems From The Headlines By Ed Werstein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781952526022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Water's Edge Press LLC - June 15th, 2021

Whispers From a Bench  By Sara Sarna Cover Image
ISBN: 9798552985982
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Independently published - November 15th, 2020

A Tar Pit to Dye In By Ed Werstein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781947465459
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Kelsay Books - February 12th, 2018

Bards Against Hunger Wisconsin By Ed Werstein Cover Image
ISBN: 9781946157553
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Local Gems Press - November 13th, 2018