Tonight we present three east end poets - George Held, Pauline Yeats and Virginia Walker - reading at the Shelter Island Library in June 2021 at the library’s annual Richard Varney poetry session.
Poetry lover Richard Varney grew up in Garden City and spent summers on Shelter Island.
He graduated from Harvard and worked in government and the corporate world.
Varney took over the poetry roundtable at the Shelter Island Library in 2016.
After Varney died of cancer in 2018 his friends set up a poetry collection in his name at the library.
Tonight’s poetry session was organized by Shelter Island poet Virginia Walker.
The compete poetry session recording is here