Monthly Archives: September 2011

September 28, 2011 – Kate Rushin


September 28 – Kate Rushin 

Kate Rushin is the author of The Black Back-Ups (Firebrand Books). Her “The Bridge Poem” appears in This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, a ground-breaking feminist anthology edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa. Recipient of the Rose Low Rome Memorial Poetry Prize and the Grolier Poetry Prize, her work is widely anthologized and has been published in such journals as Callaloo.

A Connecticut resident, Kate currently teaches creative writing at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Previously, she taught at Wesleyan University, where she served as Adjunct Assistant Professor and Visiting Writer in African American Studies. She has read at Hill-Stead Museum’s Sunken Garden Poetry Festival, the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival and Smith College Poetry Center, among many other places, and has led workshops for the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and Cave Canem Foundation. She has served as a judge for the Connecticut State University-IMPAC Young Writers Award, the Connecticut Poetry Circuit Student Poetry Contest, and the NEA’s/Poetry Foundation’s Poetry Out Loud.

Kate received her B.A. from Oberlin College and her M.F.A. from Brown University. She is a former Fellow of The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a graduate fellow of Cave Canem Foundation.

Due to unexpected events, Ravi Shankar

has rescheduled his reading to Nov. 9.


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September 21, 2011 – Alison Woods

September 21st – Alison Woods

Alison Woods’ poetry collection, New Forest, won the New Woman’s Voice Award in 2010 from Finishing Line Press. She earned an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University in NYC, after earlier studies with Robert Olen Butler and John Wood at McNeese State University in Louisiana, Alan Ginsberg and Lew Asekoff at Brooklyn College. Her poems have appeared in literary journals including, Poetry East, Rattallapax, Rattle, The Kean Review, The National Poetry Review, Onthebus, The Paris Review, Salamander, and The Western Humanities Review. Born and raised on the upper west side of NYC, she moved to Ridgefield, CT in 2009, and has taught writing privately, at Norwalk Community College, and the Ridgefield Public Library.


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September 14, 2011 – Rev Bill MacMillan

Bill at NPS '11 photo by Jonathan Weiskopf.

September 14th – Bill Macmillan

Rev. Bill MacMillan is the Co-founder of the Worcester Poetry Slam & Worcester Poets’ Asylum. He is featured in the documentary film SlamNation and was a member of the 1996 National Poetry Slam Championship Team from Providence. Bill Co-Hosted the 2005 Individual World Poetry Slam Championships in Worcester & the 2000 National Poetry Slam in Providence.

His work has appeared in numerous publications including The Boston Globe, The Providence Journal, Worcester Magazine, The Worcester Review & Omnivore Magazine. Bill has featured at colleges, coffeehouses, festivals, clubs, Lollapalooza, a truck stop, and he appeared on the TV show Ghost Hunters. In his day job Bill works with untraceable weaponry. He lives & works in Worcester, MA. His most recent book, Searching for DB Cooper, was released in late 2010.


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September 7, 2011- m.g. martin

September 7  – m.g. martin

m.g. martin is the author of One For None (Ink, 2010.) His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in ZYZZYVA, Pank, Shampoo, Spork & Short, Fast, and Deadly, among others. He is a co-producer of Literary Death Match NY & a Spam Musubi junkie. m.g. lives in Brooklyn with the poet Tess Patalano and the dog Ihu. In other news,, @themgmartin, in addition to blah, blah, blah.



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