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POETRY CENTER EVENTS SPRING 2014

 

Date

Event

Wednesday, February 19

Poetry Appreciation Day Celebration
Time:
Common Hour 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons

Students, Faculty and Staff are welcome to join in this open session to read their favorite poems including poems of their own composition. The reading extends to short fiction of not more than two pages. People wishing to have a place on the program can contact jdigby@liu.edu

Tuesday, March 25

Kristine Doll and Dorene Evans 
Time:
Common Hour, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location:Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons

Kristine Doll received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Brown University. A Professor at Salem State University, she specializes in translation, community service-learning and XIX and XXth century Peninsular literature. Her book, Elegies (New York: Cross Cultural Communications, 2004) translations of the poetry of Joan Alcover, was awarded a publication grant from the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Balearic Islands, Spain for the dissemination of Catalan language and culture. She is presently working with the Catalan poet, August Bover, on translating his collections of tanka and haiku from Catalan to English. A collection of her original poetry, Speak to me Again, has been published by The Feral Press.

Dorene Evans has been writing poetry for as long as she can remember. Her prose and poems have appeared in Pequod, The Peninsula Review, Bark, and in the recent collection New Morning: Emerson in the 21st Century, among others. She draws her inspiration from the rhythms of the natural world. Author of the forthcoming chapbook “A History of Light” (The Feral Press), she lives with her husband and three dogs on Long Island’s north shore.

Friday, April 4

Ifeanyi Menkiti
Time:
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location:Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons

Prudence Wright Holmes Wellesley philosophy professor, Nigerian born Ifeanyi Menkiti is the owner of Cambridge’s legendary, Grolier Poetry Bookstore. His poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Plowshares, New Directions, and The Massachusetts Review. His articles on philosophical issues have been published in The Harvard Education Review and the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. His lifelong commitment to Moral Theory and Social and Political Philosophy informs his many published collections of poetry, including The Jubilation of Falling Bodies (Pomegranate Press), and Of Altair, the Bright Light (Earthwinds Editions).

Tuesday, April 8

Poetry Awards Night 
Time: Common Hour, 7-9 p.m.
Location:Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons


Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). She is the Founder /Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review. She is also Director of the Creative Writing Program and Professor of Poetry at Binghamton University-SUNY. She has published 16 books, and among her most recent are The Place I Call Home (NYQ Books, 2012) and Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories (MiroLand, Guernica, 2013). In 2013 she also published The Silence in an Empty House (NYQ Books) and Ancestors’ Song (Bordighera Press). With her daughter, Jennifer, she is co-editor of four anthologies.

Laura Boss is a prolific poet, literary translator, and winner of many awards, including New Jersey’s William Carlos Williams Award and American Literary Translators Award. She is extremely active in poetry circles, conducting workshops and judging both poetry and fiction contests. She is the founder and editor of Lips magazine and the author of several collections including Flashlight (Guernica Editions, 2010) Arms: New & Selected Poems (Guernica Editions, 1999), Reports from the Front (Cross-Cultural Communications, 1995). Her poetry has also appeared in numerous journals including Abraxas, Ambit, Greenfield Review, and The New York Times.

 

Contact Us:

 

Joan Digby (Joan.Digby@liu.edu)
Director
LIU Post Poetry Center
English Department
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-2391
Fax: 516-299-2997