Poetry Month At The Penn Bookstore
On Friday, April 17, 6 PM, The University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
will present poets, Charlotte Boulay, Gregory Djanikian,
Leonard Gontarek & Leslie Shinn - reading and signing their new books
Penn Bookstore is located at 3601 Walnut Street – 215.898.7595
This event is free
Leslie Shinn’s Inside Spiders won the 2013 Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize in Poetry from Persea Books, New York City. Leslie has an MFA from Warren Wilson, and has published in journals such as Phoebe, Folio, The Cortland Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal. A native Iowan who lives in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties, she has worked for many years in Penn’s Department of Chemistry, specifically with the Vagelos Scholars Program in the Molecular Life Sciences.
Leonard Gontarek is the author of five books of poems, most recently:
He Looked Beyond My Faults and Saw My Needs. His poems have appeared
in The Best American Poetry, American Poetry Review, Fence, Field, Verse,
among others. He has received two Poetry Fellowships from the
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. He coordinates Peace/Works and Philly
Poetry Day and hosts The Green Line Reading & Interview Series.
He teaches poetry workshops at Musehouse and in the Philadelphia
Arts in Education Partnership.
Gregory Djanikian has published six collections of poetry with Carnegie Mellon University Press, the latest of which is Dear Gravity (2014). His poems have appeared in many journals including American Poetry Review, The American Scholar, Boulevard, The Georgia Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, The Southern Review, Shenandoah, and TriQuarterly, and he has been featured on NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He directs the undergraduate creative writing program at the University of Pennsylvania.
Charlotte Boulay’s poetry has appeared in Slate, Boston Review, and The New Yorker, among other journals. Her first book, Foxes on the Trampoline, was published by Ecco Press in 2014. She works as a writer at The Franklin Institute science museum.