Lead Pencil Poets


Eric Edwards

Eric Edwards worked for many years as a rural route carrier in Mashpee, Mass. He lives with his wife and three cats in East Falmouth, Mass.

Mary Kane

Mary Kane remains an enigma.

Jim Morgan

Jim Morgan is chair of the Humanities Department at Massachusetts Maritime Academy. He has an A.M. in Creative Writing in poetry from Boston University, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English Literature from Tufts University, and has published a few poems and critical essays. At one time he published poetry chapbooks by Jean Valentine, Elizabeth Herron, Eric Edwards, Mary Kane, Jack Crimmins, Mark Swan, Rodney Dennis, and Faye George, and a story by Judith Benét Richardson for young readers on Christopher Columbus titled "A Flag for a Sailor." He lives with his wife, two cats, and several guitars in Falmouth, where he rakes many leaves each fall.

Judith Benét Richardson

Judith Benét Richardson has written a number of books for young readers. She lives in Woods Hole with her husband; in the summer, they have a visiting grand-cat.

George Sethares

George Sethares was born in Hyannis, has one daughter, three sons, eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and is now a retired mathematics professor living in Falmouth.

Robin Smith-Johnson

Robin Smith-Johnson works as the newsroom librarian at the Cape Cod Times and teaches in the Language and Literature Department at Cape Cod Community College. She lives in Mashpee with her husband, three sons, and a cat named Neko.

Robin's book, "Dream of the Antique Dealer's Daughter" is forthcoming from Word Press, an imprint of Word Tech Communications LLC. Publication date is December 2013.

Selected Works

by members of the group
three poems and five imitations from the Chinese
four poems
six poems
Five short poems
A poem each from a chapbook by three of the founding poets of Leadpencil

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