Why There Are Words – NYC: April Reading
New York, NY (April 2018) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned national literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below. Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. For more details, including the authors’ full bios, see the Why There Are Words website, whytherearewords.com or follow the Facebook page for the WTAW-NYC series. Tickets available here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717249
Lee Briccetti is the author of Blue Guide (Four Way Books, March 2018) as well as Day Mark (Four Way Books, 2005). She is also the long-time Executive Director of Poets House, a national poetry center in New York City. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and a poetry fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Briccetti has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, The Millay Colony and the American Academy in Rome.
Aaron Coleman, a Fulbright Scholar and Cave Canem Fellow, is the author of Threat Come Close (Four Way Books, March 2018). His chapbook, St. Trigger, won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize. Aaron has worked with youth in many locations and was has been Public Projects Assistant at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, winner of the Tupelo Quarterly TQ5 Poetry Contest, The Cincinnati Review Robert and Adele Schiff Award, and a two-time semi-finalist for the 92Y Discovery Award. He is a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in Washington University’s Comparative Literature PhD program.
Cornelius Eady, a poet, playwright, and songwriter, is the author of several poetry collections including Victims of the Latest Dance Craze, winner of the 1985 Lamont Prize, and Brutal Imagination. He is co-founder of the Cave Canem Foundation, and is Professor of English at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton.
Margaree Little is the author of the poetry collection Rest (Four Way Books, March 2018). The recipient of a 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and scholarships and residencies from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Little was also a 2016 Bread Loaf Bakeless Fellow at the Camargo Foundation. A Kenyon Review Fellow in Poetry, Little teaches creative writing at Kenyon College.
Kevin Prufer is the author of How He Loved Them (Four Way Books, March 2018), as well as six previous poetry collections, including the Four Way Books titles Churches (2014), named one of the ten best poetry books of the year by The New York Times Book Review; In a Beautiful Country (2011), a Rilke Prize and Poets’ Prize finalist; and National Anthem (2008), named one of the five best poetry books of the year by Publishers Weekly and a finalist for the Poets’ Prize. He teaches in the graduate creative writing programs at the University of Houston and Lesley University.
Why There Are Words – NYC is a branch of the award-winning national reading series founded by Peg Alford Pursell, www.pegalfordpursell.com. The series is also affiliated with the independent press, WTAW Press, www.wtawpress.org. WTAW-NYC is curated by poet and NYU Professor Michael Collins, notthatmichaelcollins.com. The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery just north of Houston. Phone: (212) 614-0505. For more information contact Michael Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org.