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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:
Sarah Browning is co-founder and executive director of Split This Rock: Poetry of Provocation & Witness and an associate fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC. The author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works; 2007) and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House Press; 2004), she is the recipient of artist fellowships from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, a Creative Communities Initiative grant, and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize. In March 2014, Browning co-edited a special Split This Rock issue of Poetry magazine with Don Share. She co-hosts the Sunday Kind of Love poetry series at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC, now in its 10th year. NYQ Poets Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/sarahbrowning Split This Rock: http://www.splitthisrock.org/ Sunday Kind of Love Reading Series: http://www.busboysandpoets.com/poetry/sunday-kind-of-love
Ken DiMaggio is a professor of humanities at Capital Community College in Hartford, Connecticut, a city on the raw edge of nowhere. He teaches composition, literature, and a seminar on free speech. He has recently published poems in Paterson Literary Review, Cloud Bank, Illuminations, Italian Americana, and The Main Street Rag, as well as a poem in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Some other items worth noting: he is a Boston Red Sox Fan, his patron saint is St. Jude (patron for those who are lost causes), he has visited some far-flung places (such as Greenland and Timbuktu), and he never has a bad hair day. NYQ Poets Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/kennethdimaggio
Jacqueline Garlitos lives in Southern New Jersey with her husband, 2 adult children, a grandchild, and a small posse of dogs. Her work has been published in multiple journals and her manuscripts have been finalists for numerous awards, including the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize, the Crab Orchard Prize for Poetry, and the Able Muse Book Award. She received her MFA in poetry in 2004 and currently teaches at Rowan University. NYQ Poets Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/jacquelinegarlitos
Tony Gloeggler is a lifelong resident of NYC and manages group homes for the developmentally disabled in Brooklyn. His poems have recently been published in The Raleigh Review, Rattle, Chiron Review, Mas Tequila Review, Nerve Cowboy, and Paterson Literary Review. He’s been nominated for Pushcarts a handful of times and would like to know who he needs to talk to in order to have a chance to actually get one. He has 2 full-length books—One Wish Left (Pavement Saw Press) and The Last Lie (NYQ Books)—and 2 collections forthcoming: Until the Last Light Leaves, a full-length collection from NYQ Books and a “duo” with the photographer Marco North to be released in September by Bittersweet Editions. Both books focus on his 35 years working with the developmentally disabled and his connection with the autistic son of an ex-girlfriend. NYQ Poets Page: http://poets.nyq.org/poet/tonygloeggler