Monday, April 19, 2010

Upcoming Readings Spring 2018

                                            MARCH 13,  2018

     Tanya  Larkin was born in Montebelluna, Italy and raised mostly in Pennsylvania. She is the author of two collections of poetry, My Scarlet Ways, winner of the 2011 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, and Hothouse Orphan(Convulsive Editions), a chapbook of poems accompanied by the pen and ink drawings of New York artist Ben Gocker. She is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant in Poetry and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her most recent poems have appeared in The Boston ReviewConduitHanging Loose, and Ping Pong.

       David Blair grew up in Pittsburgh. He is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize, Arsonville, and Friends with Dogs. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Slate Magazine, and many other places as well, including the anthologies, The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Devouring the Green, and Zoland Poetry
He has taught at the New England Institute of Art and in the M.FA. Writing Program at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter, and he has a degree in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  

                   Danielle Jones-Pruett is assistant director of the Writers House. She holds Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her poems have appeared in Best New PoetsBeloit Poetry JournalCider Press Review, Memorious, Southern Poetry Review and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a 2014 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award and a 2015 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award. 

                                            APRIL 10, 2018    Poetry Festival


Bert Stern is the Milligan Professor of English Emeritus at Wabash College. He taught at the University of Thessaloniki from 1965-67 as Fulbright Professor of English and at Peking University
as an exchange professor in 1984-5. Stern published a pioneer study of Wallace Stevens in 1965 (Wallace Stevens, Art of Uncertainty, University of Michigan). He has published two poetry collections, Silk & the Ragpicker’s Grandson (Red Dust, NYC, 1998) and Steerage (Ibbetson Street, Somerville, MA, 2008). His essays and poems have appeared in journals including Southern Review, Columbia Teacher’s College Record, Sewanee Review, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, and more than a dozen anthologies.

 Richard Hoffman--Richard Hoffman has published four volumes of poetry, Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from The New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and his new collection Noon until Night. His other books include the memoirs Half the House and Love & Fury, and the story collection Interference and Other Stories. He is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College in Boston, and presently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University.

 Mary Buchinger Bodwell--  Mary Buchinger grew up on a farm in the thumb of Michigan and now lives in Cambridge, Mass. with her husband and two sons, dog and two cats. She holds a doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Boston University and is Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston. Buchinger is co-President of the New England Poetry Club and Cambridge Poetry Ambassador (2016)

 Michael Casey--Michael Casey is from Lowell, Massachusetts, and attended the public schools in that city. He received a B.S. degree in physics in 1968 from University of Massachusetts-Lowell, where poet William Aiken taught the modern poetry course. Drafted that year, Casey became a military policeman in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and later in Landing Zone Bayonet, Quang Ngai Province, Vietnam, with the Americal Division. The journal of his military experience became the book,Obscenities, published in 1972 by the Yale University Press. His book, Millrat, on blue collar work in a textile mill dye house has been published by Adastra Press. Casey taught for many years at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Massachusett