Join CavanKerry poet Harriet Levin in a reading alongside Jill Bialosky at Book Culture’s Columbus Avenue location in New York City!
Join Bayo Olayinka Ojikutu & CavanKerry poet Harriet Levin for a free reading at Myopic Books, an award-winning bookstore in the heart of Chicago’s Wicker Park community!
Come one, come all, for a reading and discussion with Harriet Levin, author of My Oceanography, and Rebecca Entel, author of Fingerprints of Previous Owners. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.
At the Co-op
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About My Oceanography: Levin plunges into psychic depths to confront desire, fear and loss. These poems expand borders as her language strives toward transcendence. The life and work of post-minimalist sculptor Eva Hesse serves as a starting point, yet these poems extend far beyond ekphrasis in their imaginative renderings of Hesse’s life against the demands of her art. In exploring the persona’s struggle to create art, Levin’s poems engage the reader and connect us to the demands of work, marriage and the everyday.
About Harriet Levin: Prize winning poet and novelist Harriet Levin has been combining her writing with activism for over twenty years. The author of the newly released poetry book, My Oceanography, her two previous collections include The Christmas Show (chosen by Eavan Boland for the Barnard New Women Poets Prize and the Poetry Society of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award) and Girl in Cap and Gown (a National Poetry Series Finalist). Her debut novel, How Fast Can You Run, a Novel Based on the Life of Lost Boy of Sudan Michael Majok Kuch was originally excerpted in The Kenyon Review and came out of a One Book, One Philadelphia writing project she founded with her family and students to help reunite several Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan with their mothers living abroad. She has written for The Forward, PEN America, The Smart Set, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. She holds a MFA from the University of Iowa and teaches creative writing and directs The Certificate Program in Writing and Publishing at Drexel University.
About Fingerprints of Previous Owners: At a Caribbean resort built atop a former slave plantation, Myrna works as a maid by day; by night she trespasses on the resort’s overgrown inland property, secretly excavating the plantation ruins. Rapt by the crumbling walls of the once slave-owner’s estate, she explores the unspoken history of the plantation— a site where her ancestors once worked the land, but which the resort now uses as a lookout point for tourists. Suffused with the sun-drenched beauty of the Caribbean, Fingerprints of Previous Owners is a powerful novel of hope and recovery in the wake of devastating trauma. In her soulful and timely debut, Entel explores what it means to colonize and be colonized, to trespass and be trespassed upon, to be wounded and to heal.
About Rebecca Entel: Rebecca Entel’s short stories and essays have been published in such journals as Catapult, Guernica, Joyland Magazine, Literary Hub, Electric Literature, and Cleaver Magazine. She is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Cornell College, where she teaches multicultural American literature, Caribbean literature, creative writing, and the literature of social justice. She also teaches fiction workshops for Catapult and the Iowa Writers House. Fingerprints of Previous Owners is her first novel.
Join January Gill O’Neil at Worcester’s fine, independent used book store for an hour of poetry!
Join CavanKerry poet Nin Andrews as she moderates Our Wild, Luminous, and Lyrical Selves: Poetry
Rebecca Morgan Frank (Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country), January Gill O’Neil (Rewilding), and Leona Sevick (Lion Brothers) read from their new collections of poetry. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.
Why should you attend?
“So much happens in these intensely lyrical poems, accompanied by such subtle music and profound, often witty, meditations on love, loneliness, rapture, and mortality. [Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country] is a beautiful book, one that asks us to see the everyday world anew, and discover in it marvelous strangeness.”—Kevin Prufer, author of How He Loved Them
“Rewilding, a relatively new ecological term, means to return an area of land to its original state. Reveling in letting go of the damaged and broken parts of ourselves while celebrating renewal and new beginnings, O’Neil’s poetry examines the external worlds of race and culture and the internal, personal worlds of family and desire. Ultimately, these poems tap into what is wild and good in all of us.”
“Leona Sevick’s Lion Brothers is a psychologically astute, keen, and powerful sequence of poems that harness the luminous particulars of experience and race to reveal worlds within and behind the immediate, visible one.”—Arthur Sze, author of Compass Rose
Join Catherine Barnett and CavanKerry poet January Gill O’Neil for an hour of fine poetry!
Founded in 1973, the award-winning Blacksmith House Poetry Series brings established and emerging writers of poetry and fiction to Harvard Square. The series is sponsored by Cambridge Center for Adult Education and holds readings at the Blacksmith House, site of the village smithy and spreading chestnut tree of Longfellow’s 1839 poem “The Village Blacksmith.”
January Gill O’Neil is joined by Erika Meitner for a reading at Salem State University, where she is an Assistant Professor of English. Catherine Fahey, an SSU librarian with a forthcoming chapbook, will open the reading.
Come one, come all to the Lowell Campus of Middlesex Community College for a dynamic reading by the one and only January Gill O’Neil!
About Voices of Poetry:
VOP was formed by Pushcart Prize nominated poet and poetry activist Neil Silberblatt. VOP has organized and presented more than 150 poetry events in (now) four states: NY, NJ, CT and MA (mostly on Cape Cod). Those events – which have featured Poets Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winners/nominees, as well as those who have not (yet) published a word – have been presented at numerous venues, including Provincetown Art Association & Museum; Brewster Ladies’ Library; St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, UU Meeting House and Eldredge Public Library in Chatham; and Sturgis Library in Barnstable. This past November, VOP was honored to present an event – featuring four Poets Laureate – at The Mount / Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, MA. On May 10, 2019, VOP will be honored to present an event – featuring acclaimed poets – at The Rubin Museum of Art in NYC.
Spend a couple poetic hours this Sunday afternoon to help celebrate the new books of Cindy Veach and other New England Poetry Club members!
Join CavanKerry poet Jeanne Marie Beaumont at the Local 138 bar in the Lower East Side alongside poet Scott Hightower, as part of The Lunar Walk Poetry Series!
Join Cindy Veach and Jennifer Martelli for an evening of poetry at the Gloucester Writer’s Center, Wednesday, February 6th, from 7:30-9:00!
(From the event page):
Cindy will be reading from her debut poetry collection, Gloved Against Blood. She will also read a selection of new poems.
Gloved Against Blood explores the relationships of four generations of women against a backdrop of the patriarchal textile mills of 19th century Lowell, Massachusetts that were fueled by the blood and sweat of exploited mill girls and enslaved African-Americans in the south. This collection speaks to family, lost love, infidelities, abandonment and the close work, women’s work of mending what is torn and making it like new despite the forces of inherited histories.
Join Cindy Veach, Ben Berman, and Robbie Gambell for a Friday night Poetry in the Parlor reading at the New England Poetry Club, 7:00PM-8:00PM! Be sure to get there early to secure a seat – Doors open at 6:30!
Join CavanKerry poet Cindy Veach for a joint reading with Kate Hanson Foster and Matt Miller at Christ Church United for a poetic Saturday afternoon, with reception to follow!