Why There Are Words – NYC: April Reading
New York, NY (April 2017) Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, April 2, 2017, 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/2717192
Christopher Bram is the author of twelve books, including the novel that became the movie Gods and Monsters. His most recent is The Art of History. Visit www.christopherbram.com.
Jennifer Franklin is the author of the full-length collection, Looming, which won the Editor’s Prize from Elixir Press in 2015, and the chapbook, Persephone’s Ransom. Franklin is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press and program director at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. Visit jenniferfranklinpoetry.com.
Howard Levy is the author of Spooky Action at a Distance and A Day This Lit and the editor of the anthology, Letters Stacked to be Mailed. His poetry has appeared in Poetry, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, ThreePenny Review and The Gettysburg Review. Visit www.howardlevypoetry.com.
Donna Masini’s third book of poems, 4:30 Movie, is forthcoming. She is the author of Turning to Fiction, That Kind of Danger, and the novel, About Yvonne. Her work has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Open City, The Paris Review, Parnassus, Pushcart Prize, and Best American Poetry 2015. Visit www.donnamasini.com.
Patrick Phillips’ first book of nonfiction, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America, was published in 2016. He is also is the author of three books of poems, including Chattahoochee, which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and Elegy for a Broken Machine, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Visit patrickphillipsbooks.com.
Martha Rhodes is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Thin Wall. She teaches at the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers and at Sarah Lawrence College and runs the Conference on Poetry at the Frost Place. She is the director of Four Way Books.
Why There Are Words – NYC is a new branch of the award-winning Bay Area reading series curated by founder 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.
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