Literary Partners Program: Mayapple Press Poetry Reading
Please join Mayapple Press for an afternoon of thrilling readings from their recently-published books.
Susana H. Case
Toni Mergentime Levi
Booksale to follow.
About the poets:
Susana H. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Her photos have appeared in Blue Hour Magazine, pacificREVIEW, and San Pedro River Review, among others. Author of several chapbooks, her Slapering Hol Press chapbook, The Scottish Café, was published in a dual-language version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Poland’s Opole University Press. Her previous books of poetry are: Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions), Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press), and Earth and Below(Anaphora Literary Press).
Toni Mergentime Levi is a poet and librettist. Her poems have appeared in anthologies and numerous journals, among them Prairie Schooner, Crosscurrents, Confrontation, Kansas Quarterly, Apalachee Quarterly, The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry, and The Word Thursdays Anthology of Poetry and Fiction. Thanksgiving, one of two operas and several other collaborations with composer Paul Alan Levi, won a Grand Prize for new opera, sponsored by the National Music Theatre Network and Seagram’s. Watching Mother Disappear is her third full-length collection. Her first book of poems, For A Dancing Bear, was published by Three Mile Harbor in 1995. A native New Yorker, Ms. Levi lives in Manhattan.
Eleanor Lerman is a writer who lives in New York. Her first book of poetry, Armed Love (Wesleyan University Press, 1973), published when she was twenty-one, was nominated for a National Book Award. She has since published several other award-winning collections of poetry—Come the Sweet By and By (University of Massachusetts Press, 1975); The Mystery of Meteors (Sarabande Books, 2001); Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds (Sarabande Books, 2005); and The Sensual World Re-Emerges (Sarabande Books, 2010), along with The Blonde on the Train (Mayapple Press, 2009) a collection of short stories. She was awarded the 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and the Nation magazine for the year’s most outstanding book of poetry for Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds and received a 2007 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her first novel, Janet Planet, based on the life of Carlos Castaneda, was published by Mayapple Press in 2011.
Judith Kerman is a poet, translator, and publisher of Mayapple Press.Her books include Mothering & Dream of Rain (1996), 3 Marbles, and Plane Surfaces / Plano de Incidencia (2002), a bilingual collection. She is the translator of Hilma Contreras Castillo's Between Two Silences/Entre Dos Silencios (2013).
This event is made possible in part through the Poets House Literary Partners Program