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October 2018
Oct
20

New England Review at 40: An Anniversary Reading

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

We’re celebrating 40 years of New England Review with readings by Rick Barot, Gabrielle Bates, Keetje Kuipers, Eric McMillan, Susan Rich, Martha Silano, and Lena Khalaf Tuffaha! Rick Barot has published three volumes of poetry: The Darker Fall (2002), Want (2008), which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and won the 2009 Grub Street Book Prize, and Chord (2015), all published by Sarabande Books. Chord received the UNT Rilke Prize, the PEN Open Book Award, and the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award.  It was also a…

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Oct
21

[Workshop] The Personal & the Political with Rick Barot

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This is the first of two workshops with poet Rick Barot. The second session will take place on Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 am – noon. Pre-registration required. $75 per person. Register online here. Class Description: We’re living in tumultuous, grief-struck times, and poetry’s role as a catalyst for redress has never been more necessary. As we process each day’s onslaught of news, many of us struggle to reconcile our roles as artists, citizens, agents of resistance, conscience, and care.  In…

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Oct
26

Book Launch Reading: Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s Isako Isako

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the publication of Mia Ayumi Malhotra’s debut collection, Isako Isako, winner of the 2017 Alice James Award. Part memoir and part family mythology, Isako Isako traces the lives of four generations of Japanese and Japanese American women to explore the chilling legacy of cultural trauma—internment, mass displacement, and rampant racism—in the United States. “By turns delicate and anguished, the poems ask how one can recover—and recover from—experiences that are not one’s own. Donning an ancestor’s kimono a single time, Malhotra…

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November 2018
Nov
02

Book Launch Reading for Sierra Nelson’s The Lachrymose Report

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a celebration of Sierra Nelson’s new collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions)! “Sierra Nelson’s poems are hypotheses of the evanescent world – its evaporations and evasions, its silences and speeches. “All ears, all eyes, all senses at attention,” Nelson examines the tenuous tentacles that connect humans, plants, and animals, that tether us to the past – detailing the surreptitiousness of joy, the necessity of loss, how a body is changed by everything it encounters. Line by line The…

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Nov
03

MoonPath Press Reading, Curated by Risa Denenberg

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This reading is curated by Risa Denenberg and features MoonPath Press poets Ronda Piszk Broatch, Glenna Cook, Lorraine Ferra, Carol Levin, Alice Derry, Raul Sanchez, Rena Priest, Connie K Walle, and Chris Jarmick. Poet and photographer, Ronda Piszk Broatch is the author of Lake of Fallen Constellations, (MoonPath Press, 2015), Shedding Our Skins, and Some Other Eden, (2005). Seven-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Ronda is the recipient of an Artist Trust GAP Grant, a May Swenson Poetry Award finalist, and former editor…

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Nov
04

Reading with Sarah Bartlett, Chris Tonelli & Lauren Ireland

November 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for readings by Sarah Bartlett, Chris Tonelli, and Lauren Ireland! Sarah Bartlett lives in Seattle, WA. Her poetry collection, Sometimes We Walk With Our Nails Is Out, was released in 2016 by Subito Press. She is the author of two chapbooks, My Only Living Relative, published by Phantom Books in 2015, and Freud Blah Blah Blah, published by Rye House Press in 2014. She is also co-author of two collaborative chapbooks. Recent work has appeared in PEN American…

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Nov
09

Ravenna Press Reading

November 9 @ 7:00 pm

Details to come!

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Nov
11

[2-Part Workshop] List Poems with Rachel Edelman

November 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The first session of this workshop will take place Sunday, November 11 and the second will take place on Sunday, November 18. Each class is 10:00 a.m. – noon. Workshop Description: Is there anything as mundane, as practical, as deliciously punchy as a list? This two-session class will use the list as a method of integrating everyday observations into our poems. List poems can swing from spare to ornate, from incantatory to utterly rote. We’ll look at examples from Danez Smith,…

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Nov
11

Book Launch Reading for Subjective Geography: A Poet’s Thoughts on Life and Craft by Madeline DeFrees

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

This reading features poets Sharon Bryan, Laura Jensen, Anne McDuffie, and Jennifer Maier. Subjective Geography presents, in one piece, much of the careful and nuanced thought of one of the finest American poets of the twentieth century, and beyond: she died at the age of ninety-five in 2015. Severe, funny, mischievous, and astoundingly clear, these essays present her thinking on topics ranging from John Berryman’s ghost, to prayer, to the stages of vision and revision, to poetry as a radical…

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Nov
16

Book Launch Reading for Jessica Rae Bergamino’s UNMANNED , feat. Rae Gouirand

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the publication of Jessica Rae Bergamino’s debut full-length collection UNMANNED (Noemi Press) with readings by Jessica Rae Bergamino and special guest Rae Gouirand. Jessica Rae Bergamino is the author of UNMANNED, winner of Noemi Press’ 2017 Poetry Prize, as well the chapbooks The Desiring Object or Voyager Two Explains to the Gathering of Stars How She Came to Glow Among Them (Sundress Publications, 2016), The Mermaid, Singing (dancing girl press, 2015), and Blue in All Things: a…

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