About the Presenter:
Dr. Sylvia Baer who has been a professor of literature for 51 years, is also the Poet-Laureate of Cape May, a playwright, a memoirist, a writer of scholarly works, a translator of Spanish poetry (into English), and a Fellow at Yale University. She has curated haiku and photography exhibitions at Rowan University and Yale University, been founding editor of international academic journals, and presented at conferences and workshops throughout the country. In Cape May she is the creator of The Poet-Tree where she hangs about 60 poems written by a whole panoply of writers, and with signage encourages passers-by to pick any poem that appeals to them and to take it with them. So many folks enjoy this that each day the tree is replenished once or twice. Her latest book, Learning Life, a Memoir, was published in August 2022 by Nostos Press. She has deep connections to Cape May MAC, spanning 5 decades, and can proudly say that her father was the first president of the organization in 1971.