As eclectic as the city itself, The New York Quarterly Reading Series presents a variety of poetic voices from all walks of life-- regardless of genre and school of thought--and geographically from across the country. Diverse and unique, the one thing these voices all have in common is that they have appeared in the pages of the New York Quarterly poetry magazine, so coming to a reading is just as exciting, unexpected, and open as turning a page in the magazine. The August 2014 reading will feature:
Emanuel di Pasquale http://books.nyq.org/author/emanueldipasquale Emanuel di Pasquale was born in Ragusa, Sicily, and emigrated to America in 1957. His translations from Italian include The Journey Ends Here by Carlo della Corte (Gradiva, 2000), Sharing a Trip by Silvio Ramat (Bordighera Press, 2001), which won a Raiziss/dePalchi Fellowship from the Academy of American Poets, and Between the Blast Furnaces and the Dizziness by Milo De Angelis (Chelsea Editions, 2003). He has published sixteen books of his own poetry, the first being Genesis (Boa Editions, 1989); and the latest four being Siciliana (2009), Harvest (2011), Love Lines (2013) from Bordighera Press, and The Ocean's Will (2013) from Guernica Editions (Canada). He has also written a book for children, Cartwheel to the Moon (Cricket Books, 2003). In 2012 Xenos books published his translation of Dante's La Vita Nova which he co-translated with Bruno Alemanni, and Gradiva Publications published his poetry book Out of Stars and Sand and Other Sicilian Poems.
Brian Fanelli http://poets.nyq.org/poet/brianfanelli Brian Fanelli’s poems have been published by The Los Angeles Times, World Literature Today, Blue Collar Review, Portland Review, SLAB, Boston Literary Magazine, and several other publications. He is the author of the chapbook Front Man (Big Table Publishing) and the full-length collection All That Remains (Unbound Content). Brian teaches English full-time at Lackawanna College, has an M.F.A. from Wilkes University, and is a Ph.D. student at SUNY Binghamton. He lives in Pennsylvania with his fiancée, Jenna, and their cats, Sappho and Nina.
Ellen “Windy” Lytle http://http//www.nyqpoets.net/poet/ellenlytle Ellen “Windy” Lytle loves the writing process more than anything other than animals, children, and the poetry of Delmore Schwartz , Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, William Wordsworth, and Dylan Thomas. Her collection Homefront: New and Selected Poems was published by NYQ Books in 2013. She is planning to write a second book of short stories, using, in part, chapters from her novel, Fitting In. She teaches writing on Staten Island.
Alexander Norelli http://poets.nyq.org/poet/alexandernorelli Twitter: AxelRat84 Website: AlexNorelliArt.com Also BluePearProjects.com Alex Norelli has lived in New York City and its environs for 11 years. In July 2013 Norelli designed and published his first book of poems, Leaning Against the Rain, founding Blue Pear Press in the process. Since then Blue Pear Press has expanded to Blue Pear Projects, a custom design/manufacturing studio based around mail art and handmade postcards. He currently contributes to music, art and counter culture magazine Left Bank, both as an interviewer and photographer. This year he trying to make and mail 2,014 handmade postcards, and is currently working on 20 foot by4 foot collage that he will cut up into over 600 postcards and mail all over the world.