Red Hen Press presents a night of poetry at The Bowery with Gaylord Brewer, Jim Tilley, and Jason Schneiderman. These poets, each known for their ability to see beyond the conventional, come together for a reading that will impart to the listener the same ability.
In his book Country of Ghost, Gaylord Brewer recounts different encounters with the Ghost that are both haunting and humorous. Each poem follows the ghost into territory between the living and the dead and explores all the spirits caught in the in-between. Jim Tilley, author of Cruising at Sixty to Seventy, demonstrates his steadiness as an observer in poems that link the mysteries of mathematics and physics with the delicacy of family relationships. Jason Schneiderman, demonstrates versatility in poetic form and genre by exploring conventionally serious themes – religion, war, death, violence – with a tactile wit and charming humor. This event will be moderated by author and poet Kate Gale.
With three unique perspectives and each with their own poetic style, the evening is sure to be filled with moments of realization and epiphany-inspired laughs.
The Bowery Poetry Club
New York, NY 10012
The event is $10 for general, $5 for students and seniors.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of three books of poems: Primary Source (2016, Red Hen Press, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award), Striking Surface (2010, Ashland Poetry Press, winner of the Richard Snyder Prize) and Sublimation Point (2004, Four Way Books). He is Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly and Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, and recently spent a month serving as the TransAtlantic Digital Poet in Residence with Kathryn Maris at the London based Poetry School’s Campus. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and lives in Brooklyn.
Gaylord Brewer is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, earned a PhD from Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and for twenty-one years edited the journal Poems & Plays. His most recent publication is a cookbook/memoir, The Poet’s Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire (Stephen F. Austin UP, Spring 2015) and Country of Ghost (March 2015, Red Hen Press). He has published 900 poems in journals and anthologies, such as Best American Poetry and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.
Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His collections of poetry include: In Confidence (2011, Red Hen Press), Cruising at Sixty to Seventy (2014, Red Hen Press) and Lessons from Summer Camp (forthcoming 2016). His poems have been published in literary journals such as Virginia Quarterly Review, The Southern Review, Southwest Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. He has won the Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry, the New England Poetry Clubs Firman Houghton Award, and an International Publication Award from Atlanta Review. He lives in Bedford Corners, New York.
This event will be moderated by Kate Gale :
Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press) and The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.