Previous Readers

Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, Glimmer Train, The Hudson Review, etc.  A new book of poems, Nightshade, will be out this year with Four Way Books. Other collections include Unfathoming (Four Way Books, 2017), Furs Not Mine (Four Way Books, 2015), Kentucky Derby (Salmon Poetry, 2011), Long Division (Salmon Poetry, 2009), and The Cartographer’s Vacation (Owl Creek Press, 1999). She has received a PEN Discovery Award, Glimmer Train’s Short Fiction Award, and several fellowships at The MacDowell Colony. She directs the Writers House at Merrimack College and the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA, and is teaching a poetry workshop this June at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

Andrea Cohen

May 19, 2019 Reading

Maggie Dietz, author of That Kind of Happy (University of Chicago Press, 2016,) and Perennial Fall (University of Chicago, 2006), which won the 2007 Jane Kenyon Award for Outstanding Book of Poetry and a Wisconsin Library Association Literary Award for Outstanding Achievement. She was director of the Favorite Poem Project. With Robert Pinsky, she co-edited three anthologies related to the project.  Her awards include the Grolier Poetry Prize, the George Bennett Fellowship, fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center, and the NH State Council on the Arts. Dietz’s poems have appeared in literary journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, The Threepenny Review, Agni, Harvard Review and Salmagundi. Dietz taught in the Creative Writing Program at Boston University and was assistant poetry editor of online magazine, Slate.  She is Associate Professor of English at UMass, Lowell.

Maggie Dietz

May 19, 2019 Reading

Prizewinning poet, translator and editor.  Of his book, The Right Place to Jump, Marjorie Perloff writes, “these [are] wonderfully funny, sad, heartbreaking, jaunty, and always delightfully accurate poems.”

http://petercovino.com

Peter Corvino

November 2018 Reading

Distinguished poet, essayist, teacher and editor. “Shadow-feast” (her most recent of five books of poetry) “is a tour de force,  sheared of excess, breathtaking in its leaps, and thrilling in its sonic resonances.” – Los Angeles Review of Books.

www.joanhoulihan.com

Joan Houlihan

November 2018 Reading