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:
Michael Homolka Michael Homolka's poems have appeared recently in publications such as Antioch Review, Boulevard, The New Yorker, Parnassus, Ploughshares, and The Threepenny Review. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Homolka/735799606
Naomi Replansky Naomi Replansky was born in the Bronx in 1918. She started writing poems when she was 10. Ring Song, published by Scribner in 1952, was nominated for the National Book Award. The Dangerous World appeared in 1994. Her Collected Poems, (Godine/Black Sparrow, 2012) won the William Carlos Williams Award of the Poetry Society of America and was a finalist for the Poets’ Prize. PennSound: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/Replansky.php Blog: http://naomireplansky.blogspot.com/
Cheryl A. Rice Cheryl A. Rice's work has appeared in Baltimore Review, Chronogram, Florida Review, Home Planet News, Metroland, The Temple, Up The River, and Woodstock Times, and in the anthologies, Wildflowers, Vol. II (Shivastan Publishing 2002), Riverine (Codhill Press 2007), and For Enid, With Love (NYQ Books 2010). Recent publications include Kingston Is Burning (Flying Monkey Press 2013) and My Minnesota Boyhood (Post Traumatic Press 2012). She has presented her Random Writing poetry workshops for over a decade. Rice, founder and host of the notorious Sylvia Plath Bake-Off, is a Long Island native, but has spent the last 35 years in New York's Hudson Valley. Her poetry blog, Flying Monkey Productions, is at http://flyingmonkeyprods.blogspot.com/. Blog: http://flyingmonkeyprods.blogspot.com/
Bill Zavatsky Bill Zavatsky holds B.A. and M.F.A degrees from Columbia University. He has taught at all levels of education since 1971, including the high school at the Trinity School in Manhattan, and at the Eugene Lang College of the New School. His poetry-writing workshop has been ongoing at the Morningside Heights Library since May of 2013. Bill has published 3 books of poems: Where X Marks the Spot, For Steve Royal and Other Poems, and Theories of Rain and Other Poems. His translation (with Zack Rogow) of André Breton’s Earthlight won the PEN/Book-of-the Month Translation Prize. His revised translation (with Ron Padgett) of Valery Larbaud’s The Poems of A.O. Barnabooth is also available. His translations of poems by Robert Desnos appear in The Random House Book of Twentieth Century French Poetry and in Essential Poems and Writings of Robert Desnos, edited by Mary Ann Caws. He recently published Rimbaud: 10 Poems, translations of works by the French poet.
Bill has published in many magazines and anthologies and reads his work widely. His poems have served as liner notes for recordings by jazz pianists Bill Evans and Marc Copland. The New York State Council on the Arts awarded Bill a fellowship in poetry, as did the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2007 and 2008 Bill received MacDowell Colony fellowships. He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry in 2008.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bill.zavatsky.1