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E-Verse Equinox Reading Series! (And open mic!)
September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Welcome to the second event of our reading series! Our first reading was for a packed room at Fergie’s Pub, and we were heartbroken to cancel our second reading (in June). We thought we’d try it at least once on Zoom.
Series creators: Ernest Hilbert, John Wall Barger, Larry Robin. (This is, in part, a Moonstone event. God bless Moonstone!)
HOST: John Wall Barger
READERS: Indran Amirthanayagam, James Arthur, Leonard Gontarek.
Indran Amirthanayagam, (Sri Lanka/United States) (www.indranmx.com) writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole. He has published nineteen poetry collections and recorded a spoken word album Rankont Dout. He edits The Beltway Poetry Quarterly (www.beltwaypoetry.com.) He is a curator of the literary platform http://www.ablucionistas.com. He has won the Paterson Poetry Prize. His new books are The Migrant States ( www.hangingloosepress.com), Sur l’île nostalgique (L’Harmattan, Paris, 2020) and Lírica a Tiempo(Editorial Mesa Redonda, Lima, 2020). Signed copies of these new books are available from the author. Contact: email@example.com. Twitter: @indranmx. Instagram: @Indran1960. Facebook: Indran Amirthanayagam
Canadian-American poet James Arthur is the author of The Suicide’s Son (Véhicule Press 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press, 2012.) His poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New York Review of Books, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, and The London Review of Books. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, a Fulbright Scholarship to Northern Ireland, and a Visiting Fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. Arthur lives in Baltimore, where he teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.
Leonard Gontarek coordinates Peace/Works, Poetry In Common, Philly Poetry Day, hosts The Green Line Reading & Interview Series, is Poetry Consultant for Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy and contributing editor for The American Poetry Review. He is the author of six books of poems, most recently Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket, Shiva. His poems have appeared in Field, Poet Lore, Verse Daily, Fence, Poetry Northwest, and The Best American Poetry. He has twice received poetry fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on The Arts. He conducts poetry workshops in venues including, The Kelly Writers House, Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership, and weekly workshops from his home in West Philadelphia.