upcoming events

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Apr 19 2015

Join us on Sunday, April 19, 2-4:30 for our 10th Annual National Poetry Month Celebration. As usual, attendees will win prizes (books, posters, etc.), so we hope you'll join us. There will be NO featured performer—everyone who wants to perform will have up to 10 minutes. Don't forget that we not only welcome poets but also musicians, singers, dancers....anyone who wants to express themselves "poetically."We hope to see you there. But even if you can't attend because of a conflict, please notify any of YOUR friends you think would be interested, by FB and/or by email. The FB link for this event is https://www.facebook.com/events/788604874542031/  Refreshments served. Admission is FREE; donations to support Rochester Poets are gratefully accepted. 

2:00pm
Ross Gallery, Skalny Welcome Center, St. John Fisher College
3690 East Avenue
14618 Rochester, New York
Apr 20 2015

Olena Kalytiak Davis is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, The Poem She Didn't Write And Other Poems (2014), which was a 2014 Lannan Literary Selection. Her first book, And Her Soul Out Of Nothing, won the Brittingham Prize. Her second book, shattered sonnets love cards and other off and back handed importunities (2003), was recently republished by Copper Canyon Press (2014).Morgan Parker is the author of Other People's Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015), selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize, and There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé (Coconut Books 2016). Her poetry and essays have been featured in numerous publications as well as anthologized in Why I Am Not a Painter (Argos Books) and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop (forthcoming, Haymarket Books). A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor for Coconut Magazine, she also contributes writing to Weird Sister and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series with Tommy Pico. She lives in Brooklyn and at www.morgan-parker.com.Admission is free.

7:00pm
McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
10012 New York, New York
Apr 20 2015

Elizabeth Willis is the author of Alive: New and Selected Poems, forthcoming from New York Review Books in April 2015. Her other books of poetry include Address (Wesleyan, 2011); Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan, 2006); Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003); and The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995).Peter Richards is the author of OUBLIETTE (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2001); NUDE SIREN (Verse Press/Wave Books, 2003); and HELSINKI (Action Books, 2011).

Admission fee: $8.00
8:00pm
The Poetry Project
131 East 10th Street
St. Mark's Church
10003 New York, New York