Celebrate with publisher Hunt & Light at this special book launch and reading!
Reception and signing to follow.
Matthew Frazier's playful, ethereal voice touches ground in this daring first collection. The poetry is original and immediate, evoking the timeless nature of imagination. Matthew Frazier expresses the beauty and joy of everyday experience with singular grace. ****Original Message***** is deeply inspiring verse, by a poet of new and fascinating dimensions.
Join the International Women's Writing Guild for a chance to share the IWWG magic! Meet, mingle, enjoy member readings, and preview our upcoming events and new programming for 2013. Non-members and guests welcome!
Food and beverages provided.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Visit http://iwwg.org for more information and to register.
Poet Jean Valentine, co-translator of Dark Elderberry Branch: Poems of Marina Tsvetaeva, and poet and editor Christian Wiman, translator of Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam, discuss the lives of these two pillars of 20th-century Russian poetry and read their work. (Full Audio, approx. 1 hour 15 mins)
The 9th Annual Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem features readings by over 40 poets!
brevitas is a community of invited poets who email original poems (14 lines maximum) to the group on the first and the fifteenth of each month. Founded by Jim Pignetti and Steve Zeitlin with a few poet-friends, brevitas now -- with 40+ poets -- has grown into a powerful incubator of poetry.
An additional short poem (14 lines max) open mic hosted by Bob Holman will follow.
Join us for a special reading by three poets currently in residence at the University of Iowa’s famed International Writing Program. Following the reading, the poets will take questions from the audience. A reception will follow.
A group/polyvocal performance from Anne Waldman's famous IOVIS trilogy, which won the Poetry Book of the Year from PEN USA Center this year, featuring her own reading and her son, Ambrose Bye, playing guitar.
Other readers include: Mei-mei Berssenbrugge Stacy Szymaszek Ana Božičević Amy King Julie Patton