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Dec 7, 2011 – Helen R. Peterson

Dec 7, 2011 —   Helen R. Peterson 
Helen R. Peterson, from Canterbury Connecticut, writes poetry and fiction and is coeditor of The Waterhouse Review. Melons and Memory, her first full length book of poetry, was just published by Little Red Tree Press. Her work has appeared in over 100 publications, both nationally and abroad, and has in the past year read at the Bowery Poetry Club and the Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge.

Here’s the Amazon page to buy the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Melons-Memory-Helen-R-Peterson/dp/1935656147/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323093419&sr=8-1
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Her blog can be found at: http://mspetersonexplains.wordpress.com/

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Nov 9, 2011 – Ravi Shankar

 

Ravi Shankar is co-Director of the Creative Writing Program at Central Connecticut State University and the founding editor of Drunken Boat. He has published five books and chapbooks of poetry, including the 2010 National Poetry Review Prize winner, Deepening Groove. Along with Tina Chang and Nathalie Handal, he edited Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from Asia, the Middle East & Beyond (W.W Norton & Co.), called “a beautiful achievement for world literature” by Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer. He has won a Pushcart Prize, been featured in The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education, appeared on the BBC and NPR, and has performed his work around the world. He is currently on the faculty of the first international MFA Program at City University of Hong Kong and Fairfield University’s MFA Program. Norah Jones is not among his daughters.
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Oct 19, 2011 – Greg Santos

Greg Santos

October 19 – Greg Santos

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Greg Santos is a poet and writing instructor originally from Montreal. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School in Manhattan. Greg’s writing has appeared in The Best American Poetry Blog, McSweeney’s, Poets and Artists, Everyday Genius, Word Riot, and Dingers: Contemporary Baseball Writing (DC Books, 2007), among other publications. He is the poetry editor of the journal pax americana. Greg’s debut poetry collection, The Emperor’s Sofa (DC Books, 2010) was longlisted for the ReLit Awards. He currently lives in New Haven with his wife and daughter.

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October 5, 2011 – Linda Lerner

Oct 5th – Linda Lerner

Linda Lerner, a New York City Poet, born and raised in Brooklyn, is on her 14th book of poetry, Takes Guts & Years Sometimes, which was published in June by New York Quarterly Books

Previous collections include: Something Is Burning In Brooklyn (2009, Iniquity Press/ Vendetta Books) Living In Dangerous Times (Presa Press, 2007) and City Woman (March Street Press, Fall, 2006, both Small Press Reviews’ Picks). Two previous collections also had that honor; she’s been nominated twice for a pushcart prize. In 1995 she and Andrew Gettler began Poets on the Line, (http://www.echony.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the Net for which she received two grants.

She’s published in the New York Quarterly, Onthebus, Louisiana Review, Paterson Literary Review, Ragged Lion Anthology, Chiron Revie, Danse Mcabre, Tribes, Van Gogh’s Ear, Home Planet News, New Verse News, Rusty Truck, et.al. She has read widely across the United States.

 

 
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September 28, 2011 – Kate Rushin

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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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