Red Hen Press presents an evening of poetry with poets: Kate Gale, Gaylord Brewer, Jim Tilley, and Jason Schneiderman. These poets boldly push at the heart and imagination, revealing necessary truths that are beautiful, dark and so necessary in today's poetry landscape.
Jason Schneiderman is the author of three books of poems: Primary Source (2016, Red Hen Press, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award), Striking Surface (2010, Ashland Poetry Press, winner of the Richard Snyder Prize) and Sublimation Point (2004, Four Way Books). He is Associate Editor of Painted Bride Quarterly and Poetry Editor of Bellevue Literary Review. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, The Poetry Review, Poetry London, Grand Street, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet, Story Quarterly, and Tin House. He has received fellowships from Yaddo, The Fine Arts Work Center, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He was the recipient of the Emily Dickinson Award from the Poetry Society of America, and recently spent a month serving as the TransAtlantic Digital Poet in Residence with Kathryn Maris at the London based Poetry School’s Campus. He is an Assistant Professor of English at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and lives in Brooklyn.
Gaylord Brewer is a native of Louisville, Kentucky, earned a PhD from Ohio State University. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University, where he founded and for twenty-one years edited the journal Poems & Plays. His most recent publication is a cookbook/memoir, The Poet's Guide to Food, Drink, & Desire (Stephen F. Austin UP, Spring 2015) and Country of Ghost (March 2015, Red Hen Press). He has published 900 poems in journals and anthologies, such as Best American Poetry and The Bedford Introduction to Literature.
Jim Tilley writes both poetry and prose. His books of poetry are published by Red Hen Press of Pasadena, California: “Lessons from Summer Camp” (forthcoming 2016), “Cruising at Sixty to Seventy” (2014), and “In Confidence” (2011). His work has appeared in several top literary journals, including Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Southern Review, and Southwest Review. He has won Sycamore Review's Wabash Prize for Poetry. Four of his poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Jim earned a doctorate in Physics from Harvard University. He resides with his wife, Deborah Schneider, in Bedford Corners, New York.
This event will be moderated by Kate Gale Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of the Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, LA. She is the author of seven books of poetry including Echo Light (Red Mountain Press) and The Goldilocks Zone from the University of New Mexico Press in 2014 and six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which had its world premiere October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee.
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