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.
This month’s reading will feature: -Gail Carson Levine- In addition to her forthcoming poem in NYQ, Gail Carson Levine's poems have appeared in The Louisville Review, Sugar House Review, and the anthologies Bigger Than They Appear, On the Dark Path, and The Cancer Poetry Project 2. A poem is forthcoming in Narrative. Best known as a writer for children, her books include Ella Enchanted, which won a Newbery honor award and was made into a movie, and the poetry collection, Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It. She lives with her husband and dog in Brewster, New York. Website: www.gailcarsonlevine.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gail-Carson-Levine/207795719266329 Blog: www.gailcarsonlevine.blogspot.com
-Christine Gelineau- Christine Gelineau is the author of Appetite for the Divine (Editor’s Choice for the Robert McGovern Publication Prize) and Remorseless Loyalty (winner of the Richard Snyder Award), both from Ashland Poetry Press, and co-editor with Jack B. Bedell of the anthology French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, Gelineau’s poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Prairie Schooner, The New York Times Opinionator, Connecticut Review, New Letters, Green Mountains Review, Georgia Review, Paterson Literary Review, and others. She teaches at Binghamton University and in the low-residency MFA at Wilkes University. Website: http://christinegelineau.com/ Twitter: @CMGelineau Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christine.gelineau.5
-Norman Stock- Norman Stock is the author of 2 books of poetry: Pickled Dreams Naked (NYQ Books, 2010) and Buying Breakfast For My Kamikaze Pilot (Gibbs Smith, 1994, winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Contest). His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New York Times, College English, The New York Quarterly, Verse, The New England Review, Denver Quarterly, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies and textbooks. The recipient of awards from the Writer’s Voice, Poets & Writers’ Maureen Egen Writers Exchange, the Bennington Writing Workshops, and the Tanne Foundation, he has also been a Bread Loaf fellow, a Sewanee scholar, and a finalist for Poet Laureate of Queens. Information about his latest book, including links to reviews and interviews with him, is available on the publisher's website at http://books.nyq.org/title/pickleddreamsnaked.
-Pui Ying Wong- Pui Ying Wong was born in Hong Kong. She is the author of a full-length book of poetry, Yellow Plum Season (New York Quarterly Books, 2010), and 2 chapbooks: Mementos (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and Sonnet for a New Country (Pudding House Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Southampton Review, Crannog (Ireland), Gargoyle, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal (Hong Kong),Taos Journal of Poetry & Art, and Valparaiso Poetry Review, among others. She lives in Cambridge with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Pui-Ying-Wong/100005348447727