Monday, April 19, 2010

Upcoming Readings Spring 2018

February 13, 2018 Reading

NEA and Pushcart Prize winning poet, translator and a founding editor of Four Way Books, Dzvinia Orlowsky has published five poetry collections with Carnegie Mellon University Press, including A Handful of Bees reprinted as a CMUP Classic Contemporary edition in 2008. Orlowsky and Jeff Friedman's translation of Memorials: A Selection by Polish Poet Mieczslaw Jastrun was published by Dialogos in 2014.  Her sixth poetry collection titled BAD HARVEST is forthcoming from Carnegie Mellon in fall of 2018.

Danielle Legros Georges is Boston’s Poet Laureate, a role in which she serves as an advocate for poetry, language, and the arts. She is the author of two collections of poetry, Maroon and The Dear Remote Nearness of You, the chapbook Letters from Congo, and is the editor of City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems. Legros Georges is also the recipient of the Sheila Motton Book Prize, The Pen New England Discovery Award, and fellowships from the Boston Foundation, the Black Metropolis Research Consortium, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  She teaches in the Joiner Institute’s Summer Writer’s Workshop, and as a Professor in the Creative Arts in Learning Division of Lesley University.

Kathleen Aguero’s most recent book of poetry is After That (Tiger Bark Books). Her other poetry collections include Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth, Daughter Of, The Real Weather, and Thirsty Day. She has also co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press (A Gift of Tongues, An Ear to the Ground, and Daily Fare) and is consulting poetry editor of Solstice Literary Magazine. She teaches the low-residency M.F.A. program at Pine Manor College and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program, and runs Creative Writing for Caregivers workshops in both academic and community settings.

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     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.