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Virtual Poetry Reading: Ryan Eckes, Jake Syersak, and Robert Zaller

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Virtual Poetry Reading: Ryan Eckes, Jake Syersak, and Robert Zaller


Meeting ID: 843 0832 9737 – Passcode: 678146

Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His most recent books, Wet MoneyFine Nothing and General Motors, are available free online. Eckes has worked as an adjunct professor and labor organizer in education, and he co-edits Radiator Press.

Jake Syersak is a poet, translator, and editor living in Seattle, WA. He is the author of the recent poetry chapbook Vortex(t) (CoastNoCoast, 2020) and the full-length poetry collection Yield Architecture (Burnside Review Press, 2018). In 2021, Trembling Pillow Press will publish his newest full-length poetry collection, Mantic Compost. He is also the translator of several collections of poetry by Moroccan author Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine, including Proximal Morocco— (Ugly Duckling Presse, forthcoming 2023) and Resurrection of Wild Flowers (Oomph! Press, forthcoming 2021). With Pierre Joris, he co-translated Khaïr-Eddine’s hybrid novel, Agadir (Lavender Ink/Diálogos Press, 2020). He and Paul Cunningham currently co-edit Radioactive Cloud, a micro-press.

Robert Zaller, historian, critic, poet, and playwright, is Drexel Distinguished University Professor of History Emeritus.  A scholar of Robinson Jeffers and of British constitutional history, his work includes seven books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently Speaking to Power and The Dresden Zoo.  He is also the translator of the work of his late wife, Lili Bita, and with her of the Greek poet Nikiforos Vrettakos.  His honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, and he is an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society.  He lives in Bala Cynwyd.

Larry Robin, Host – Open Reading Follows


April 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Moonstone Arts Center