06/17/18 3:00pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Rich Varney, Pat Lutkins and Roger McLeon read poems by Pablo Neruda at a Friday Night Dialogues in February, 2016.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Rich Varney, Pat Lutkins and Roger McLeon read poems by Pablo Neruda at a Friday Night Dialogues in February, 2016.

BY VIRGINIA WALKER

Islander Richard Varney died on May 28 in the Kanas Hospice after a long battle with cancer. As he told his friends, he misjudged how much time he had left. In early May he and I were planning a summer relaunch of the Art Barnett Poetry Roundtable which meets Tuesdays at 4 p.m. in the Shelter Island Library.

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