A poetry reading, plus open mic for metrical poetry. $10.
KATE LIGHT & GEORGE GREEN will feature at our season opening on September 8
KATE LIGHT is the author of three books of poetry, Gravity’s Dream (Donald Justice Award), Open Slowly, and The Laws of Falling Bodies (Nicholas Roerich Prize) and the texts of two works for narrator and chamber ensemble, The World Beneath the Waves (or Oceanophony) and Einstein’s Mozart: Two Geniuses. She is the librettist of two oneact operas, The Life and Love of Joe Coogan (based on “The Dick Van Dyke Show”) and Once Upon the Wind. Her poetry has appeared widely, e.g. in the Paris Review, the Hudson Review, Dark Horse and the anthologies Western Wind, The Penguin Book of the Sonnet and Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems for Hard Times. She has been visiting professor at Cornell University and at the Musashino Art University in Tokyo and currently teaches at Hunter College and online for The Poetry School of London.
GEORGE GREEN’s book, Lord Byron’s Foot, won the 2012 New Criterion Poetry Prize. His poems have appeared in various journals and in the anthologies Poetry 180; 180 More Poems; The Best American Poetry 2005 and 2006; Bright Wings: An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds; and The Swallow Anthology of New American Poetry. He teaches at Lehman College, CUNY, in the Bronx.