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Showcase Reading Series: Laurel Blossom, Tyehimba Jess, Anna Moschovakis, and Wayne Miller
Jul 28, 2016 | 7:00 pm
Readings by Laurel Blossom (Longevity – Four Way Books), Tyehimba Jess (Olio – Wave Books), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This – Coffee House Press), and Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems – Milkweed Editions), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year’s Poets House Showcase
Laurel Blossom is a poet, editor, and essayist. She has been the recipient of a numerous awards, among them fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and Harris Manchester College, Oxford University. She is the author of six books of poetry, most recently the book-length poems Longevity (2015) and Degrees of Latitude (2007). She is the Poet Laureate of Edgefield, South Carolina.
Tyehimba Jess is the author of two collections of poetry, most recently Olio (2016). He has been the recipient of a number of honors, among them the Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center. He is Associate Professor of English at CUNY College of Staten Island. His first book leadbelly (2005) was a 2004 National Poetry Series Winner.
Anna Moschovakis is a poet, translator, and editor. She has been awarded the Academy of American Poets’ James Laughlin Award and fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Fund for Poetry, and Le Centre National du Livre. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Pratt Institute and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. She is the author of three books of poetry, most recently They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This (2016).
Wayne Miller is the author of four poetry collections, most recently Post- (2016). He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including six awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Bess Hokin Prize, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award. He teaches at the University of Colorado Denver where he is the Editor of Copper Nickel. He is also the translator of I Don’t Believe in Ghosts by the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo.