Co-sponsored with the Barnes & Noble College Bookstore and the English Speaker’s Fund
Kamilah Aisha Moon's work has been featured widely, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Poem-A-Day for the Academy of American Poets, Oxford American and Prairie Schooner. A Pushcart Prize winner, her poetry collection She Has a Name (Four Way Books) was also a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award and the Audre Lorde Award from the Publishing Triangle. Moon has taught English and Creative Writing for many organizations and institutions, most recently as a Visiting Professor at Rutgers-Newark. Featured nationally in conferences and venues that include the Library of Congress, she has been selected as a New American Poet presented by the Poetry Society of America. Moon holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and her next poetry collection is forthcoming in 2017 from Four Way Books.
Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Ireland and lives in London, England. His debut pamphlet was published in the Faber New Poets series in 2014 and his poems, essays and reviews have featured in many journals including Poetry, TLS, Poetry London and The Palm Beach Effect: Reflections on Michael Hofmann (CB Editions). He works at King's College, London where he edits wildcourt.co.uk, an online journal of poetry and poetry criticism. He is a contributing editor at Ambit.
Joshua Mehigan is a current Guggenheim Fellow. His first book, The Optimist, was a finalist for the 2004 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His second, Accepting the Disaster, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014 and subsequently cited as a best book of the year in the TLS, The New York Times Book Review, and elsewhere. His poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Poetry, which awarded him its 2013 Levinson Prize.
Judges' reading and announcement of contest winner for the 93rd Annual Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Competition.
Inaugural reading, Donnelley Lecture Hall, Heimbold Visual Arts Center. Free and open to the public.
Reading, from Accepting the Disaster (Mehigan, US; tr. Fricker, DE) and Meet your Party (Fricker, DE; tr. Tom Nolan, AU). Moderated by Jan Wilm, sponsored by the American General Consulate and Hessisches Literaturforum, Frankfurt am Main. In German and English. * 7 p.m., € 7 / € 4.
From the Newburyport Literary Festival Web site:
"In the sixties, the 'New York School' of poets were known for their urbane wit and interest in the other arts: cinema, music and especially visual art. The poems of George Green and Joshua Mehigan display a similar cultural acumen and play of intellect, but these poets add traditional meter and rhyme to the mix, revitalizing the craft of poetry and reminding us of the poet’s ancient designation as makir, or 'maker.'"
Touted as the “best poetry event in the borough” by Brooklyn Magazine and “one of the most innovative literary events in the city” by Time Out New York, the Brooklyn Poets Yawp is a monthly poetry workshop & open mic held at 61 Local in Cobble Hill (61 Bergen St) on the second Monday of every month from 7-9 PM. $5 admission. Members and current Brooklyn Poets students get in free.
The workshop starts at 7, open mic at 8. Never written a poem before or needing a kick in the pants to start writing again? Come at 7 and take the workshop. Already writing and itching to test your work on a live audience? Skip the workshop and come at 8 for the open mic.
Each poet gets 3 minutes max on the mic. Your place in the open mic lineup is determined by the order in which you sign up. If the lineup fills before you put your name down, we’ll put you on the wait list, and if somebody doesn’t show or leaves extra time, you’ll be next in line.
Reading with poets Edurado Corral, Jim Johnston, and Purvi Shah.