Authors please send your events, readings, and gigs information to Jackie Steelman
KATE PEPER - READINGS 2017 Dipped in Black Water by Kate Peper, NWVS # 133 – Finishing Line Press www.peperprojects.com
The “johnmac Radio Show” with Patricia Carragon, Sun, 7/2 at 7 p.m. John F. McMullen will have me as a guest on Sunday, July 2nd at 7:00 P.M. I plan to discuss Brownstone Poets and share my poetry from my new book Innocence from #FinishingLinePress and read an excerpt from The Cupcake Chronicles forthcoming from #PoetsWearPrada. Join us then at 7:00 PM Eastern time by clicking: http://
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Patricia’s recent publications include “The Avocet, a Journal of Nature Poetry”, “Bear Creek Haiku”, “Clockwise Cat”, “First Literary Review-East”, “Panoply”, “poeticdiversity”, “The Yellow Chair Review”, among others. She is the author of “Journey to the Center of My Mind” (Rogue Scholars Press, 2005) and “Urban Haiku and More” (Fierce Grace Press, 2010). Her latest book is “Innocence” (Finishing Line Press, 2017). “The Cupcake Chronicles” is forthcoming from Poets Wear Prada.She hosts the Brooklyn-based Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in- chief of its annual anthology. She is one of the executive editors for “Home Planet News Online”
Patricia Carragon: Innocence Events
Tsaurah Litzky is a widely published, Pushcart Prize nominated, poet, performer and writer of fiction,memoir, erotica, plays and commentary. Her major poetry collections are “Baby On The Water” (Long ShotProductions) and “Cleaning The Duck” (Bowery Books). The most recent of her sixteen poetry chapbooks is“Full Lotus – Poems about Yoga” (Night Ballet Press). She has performed her work in over fifty venues. Mostrecently she presented her poetry in Prague at the High Holy Mass of Poetry via Skype. Tsaurah believes it’sa privilege to be a poet.
Nancy Mercado is the editor of the “Nuyorican Women Writers Anthology” published in Voices e/Magazine,an online literary journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College– CUNY. She is a guestcurator for the Museum of American Poetics and assistant editor for Eco-poetry.org; a website dedicated toaddressing the issue of climate change. The author of “It Concerns the Madness” (Long Shot Productions),her work has been extensively anthologized. For more information, go to:
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July 13, 2017 - The Belfast Free Library in Belfast, Maine, will host a book launch reading and signing for Hawthorne on July 13 at 7pm.
“Hawthorne” celebrates a legendary West Marin poetic community of the 1970s, its neighbors and the luminaries who visited. Set in Bolinas, the beach, the eucalyptus and the fog, the poetic portrait captures a legendary epoch in the fabled community.
Among the vignettes are stanzas about locals Robert Creeley, Tom Clark, Aram Saroyan, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Richard Brautigan, Lewis MacAdams and Joanne Kyger (and more), as well as visitors Allen Ginsberg, Gerard Malanga and Bob Dylan.
Sander, a pioneering New York rock journalist (author of “Trips: Rock Life in the Sixties”), incubated her poetry in Bolinas, Calif., in the ‘70s. “Hawthorne” is her homage to those poets and those times, when Bolinas was rife with poets and poetry in a thriving and spicy small-town culture.
After a stint in Los Angeles, she was an editor at Women of China magazine in Beijing in 2005, having taught college English in both Xiamen and Beijing. She was the 2013-14 Poet Laureate of Belfast, where she lives near Head of the Tides. Her poetry has been published in Chiron Review, Social Anarchism, Saturday Afternoon Journal, Dongxi, The Maine Review, Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Off The Coast and the 2016 anthology “Cross-Strokes,” as well as the re-launch of Oculus Vox. She is the host of “Poetry Woodshed Radio” on WBFY in Belfast and a member of Beyond Baroque.
“Hawthorne” is available from the publisher’s website, finishinglinepress.com, and via Amazon.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellen Sander - Hawthorne, A House in Bolinas - running in The Republican Journal, the local paper and its online edition, Village Soup http://waldo.villagesoup.com/p/sander-releases-poetry-memoir/1645506July 13, 2017 – The Belfast Free Library in Belfast, Maine, will host a book launch reading and signing for Hawthorne on July 13 at 7pm.Local readings here in midcoastal Maine will be over the summer.
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Please remember to mark your calendars for poetry features by John J. Trause in 2017:
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Meta-Land reading with Poets of the Palisades at the Thursdays Are For Poetry series at Classic Quiche Café, 330 Queen Anne Road, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666. http://classicquiche.com/
Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 4 p. m. as playwright and performer in Boog City Poets Theater Festival, curated by Joel Allegretti, at SideWalk Café, 94 Avenue A, East Village, Manhattan, New York, NY 10009.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7 p. m. in Friends of the Library Poetry Night Series at Highland Park Public Library, 31 North 5th Avenue, Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
For more details, please go to: https://www.dosmadres.com/shop/picture-this-for-your-eyes-and-ears-by-john-j-trause/
JOHN J. TRAUSE, the Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of Picture This: For Your Eyes and Ears (Dos Madres Press, 2016), a book of poems on art, film, and photography; Exercises in High Treason (great weather for MEDIA, 2016), a book of fictive translations, found poems, and manipulated texts; Eye Candy for Andy (13 Most Beautiful… Poems for Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, Finishing Line Press, 2013); Inside Out, Upside Down, and Round and Round (Nirala Publications, 2012); Seriously Serial (Poets Wear Prada, 2007; rev. ed. 2014); and Latter-Day Litany (Éditions élastiques, 1996), the latter staged Off Broadway. His book of traditional and experimental poems, Why Sing?, is forthcoming from Sensitive Skin Press in 2017. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in many journals and anthologies, including The Antioch Review, the artists’ periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, the journal Offerta Speciale, the Great Weather for Media anthologies It’s Animal but Merciful (2012) and I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand (2014), and Rabbit Ears : TV Poems (NYQ Books, 2015). Marymark Press has published his visual poetry and art as broadsides and sheets. He is the subject of a 30-on-30-in-30 essay on The Operating System, written by Don Zirilli, and an author of an essay on Baroness Elsa at the same site, both in April 2016. He has shared the stage with Steven Van Zandt, Anne Waldman, Karen Finley, Andrei Codrescu, and Jerome Rothenberg; the page with Billy Collins, Lita Hornick, William Carlos Williams, Woody Allen, Ted Kooser, Victor Buono, and Pope John Paul II; and the cage with the Cumaean Sibyl, Ezra Pound, Hannibal Lector, Andrei Chikatilo, and George “The Animal” Steele. He is a founder of the William Carlos Williams Poetry Cooperative in Rutherford, N. J., and the former host and curator of its monthly reading series.
First Congregational Church
“Becoming Trans-Parent, One Family’s Journey of Gender Transition” is a collection of poems by Annette Langlois Grunseth that shares one parent’s experience of an adult child transitioning from son to daughter. The book’s narrative poems explain changing avatars, using bathrooms, selecting clothing, grieving, passing as a woman, job discrimination, unique health issues, what happens to marriage and family, along with the joy that comes from seeing a child transition into living an authentic life.
Lynne Viti -BALTIMORE GIRLS--scheduled readings and programs 2017-2018
October 16 2017 1 PM Dover, Massachusetts, Dover Town Library
November 7, 2017-Bird in Hand –Readings with Ralphie (Ralph Alvarez) , 11 E 33rd St, Baltimore, Tuesday at 7 PM, Bird in Hand Bookstore Phone: (410) 243-0757 https://birdinhandcharlesvillage.com/
Chelsea Adams, R. Parks Lanier, Jr. and Kevin J. McDaniel at Lucie Monroe's in Christiansburg on Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m.
Come join us at Lucie Monroe’s in Christiansburg on Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m. as Chelsea Adams, R. Parks Lanier, Jr., and Kevin J. McDaniel read poems from their respective poetry collections, which are At Last Light and Appalachian Georgics and Collected Poems. As it happens, Kevin is donating $8.00 of each copy sold of his chapbook, Family Talks, at this reading, and others, to Pulaski County Humane Society. Light refreshments will be provided!
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