Monday, April 10, 2017

A reminder … Mark thy calendar …



A Discussion with CHRISTINA COOK,

The poets will discuss the origins, personal
history and persistence of their affection
for poetry and the affection for poetry
among its readers.

There will be a Q&A.

TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017 7 PM

Philadelphia, PA

There are other Green Line locations)

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This Event Is Free

Christina Cook is the author of A Strange Insomnia (Aldrich Press, 2016), Ricochet (Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press, 2016), and Lake Effect (Finishing Line Press), which won the 2012 Jean Pedrick Chapbook Prize. Her poems, translations, essays, and book reviews have appeared in numerous journals, including Prairie Schooner, New Ohio Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She was a finalist in the 2010 Fence Magazine Poetry Contest, Black Warrior Review's 2009 Poetry Prize, and the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and an MA from the University of Cincinnati. She works as a writer at the University of Pennsylvania’s Office of Communications.

John Timpane is the Books and Fine Arts Editor/Writer for The Philadelphia Inquirer and His work has appeared in Sequoia, The Fox Chase Review, Apiary, Painted Bride Quarterly, The Philadelphia Review of Books, The Rathalla Review, Per Contra, Vocabula Review, and elsewhere. Among his books is a chapbook, Burning Bush (Judith Fitzgerald/Cranberry Tree, 2010). Other books include(with Nancy H. Packer) Writing Worth Reading (NY: St. Martin, 1994);
It Could Be Verse (Berkeley: Ten Speed, 1995); (with Maureen Watts and the Poetry Center of San Francisco State University) Poetry for Dummies (NY: Hungry Minds, 2000); and (with Roland Reisley) Usonia, N.Y.: Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (NY: Princeton Architectural Press, 2000); and a poetry book, Burning Bush(Ontario, Canada: Judith Fitzgerald/ Cranberry Tree, 2010). In 2000 he won the James K. Batten Award for Excellence in Civic Journalism from the Pew Center for Civic
Journalism, and in 2004 he was given the Association of Opinion Page Editors Award for Best Series.

Leonard Gontarek is the author of six books of poems, including, Take Your Hand
Out of My Pocket, Shiva (2016), nominated for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the
William Carlos William Poetry Award. His poems have appeared in American
Poetry Review, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, and The Best American Poetry, among
others. He coordinates Peace/Works, Philly Poetry Day, The Philadelphia
Poetry Festival, and hosts The Green Line Reading & Interview Series. He has
received Poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the
Philadelphia Writers Conference Community Service Award, and was a Literary
Death Match Champion. His poem, 37 Photos From The Bridge, was a Poetry
winner for the Big Bridges MotionPoems project in 2015, and was the basis for
the award-winning film by Lori Ersolmaz.

Coming Up

April 231-4 PM: The Philadelphia Poetry Festival
at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

April 26, 7 PM: Leonard Gontarek & Sekai’afua Zankel
at Toast, 1201 Spruce Street, Philadelphia

April 29: Philly Poetry Day!

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