Why There Are Words

Sun, 08 April 2018 // 06:00 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

Join us at the NYC branch of the renowned Bay Area literary reading series Why There Are Words on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Bowery Poetry Club for readings by the acclaimed authors below:

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 library and literary center in New York City. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she received an MFA from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and 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.

A Fulbright Scholar and Cave Canem Fellow, Aaron Coleman is the author of the debut collection Threat Come Close (Four Way Books, March 2018). His chapbook St. Trigger won the 2015 Button Poetry Prize, judged by Adrian Matejka. From Metro-Detroit, Aaron has lived and worked with youth in locations including Chicago, St. Louis, Spain, South Africa, and Kalamazoo. Former Public Projects Assistant at 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, Aaron is currently a Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow in Washington University’s Comparative Literature PhD program. He received his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Poet/Playwright/Songwriter Cornelius Eady was born in Rochester, NY in 1954, and 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 debut poetry collection Rest (Four Way Books, March 2018) and received her B.A. from Brown University and M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College. The recipient of a 2013 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and scholarships and residencies from the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Ireland, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, Little was a 2016 Bread Loaf Bakeless Fellow at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. 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. The recipient of many awards, he teaches in the graduate creative writing programs at the University of Houston and Lesley University.

Doors open at 5:45 pm; readings begin at 6:00 sharp. $10.00 at the door or $8 in advance. Get tickets at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2717249