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Poetry is Stupid: Change My Mind
November 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Moderator Darrell Parry asks local poets to discuss Poetry, and defend the form.
Paul Corman-Roberts 2nd full-length collection of Bone Moon Palace will be released by Nomadic Press in early 2021. Previous collections include The Abomunauts Are Coming To Piss On Your Lawn (Howling Dog Press, 2006) NeoCom(muter) (Tainted Coffee Press, 2009) 19th Street Station (Full of Crow Chap Series, 2011) Notes From An Orgy (Paper Press, 2014) and We Shoot Typewriters (Nomadic Press, 2015.) A three-time Pushcart and Best of Web nominee, he currently teaches workshops at the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute. He sometimes fills in as drummer for the U.S. Ghostal Service.
Nancy Scott’s over 875 essays and poems have appeared in magazines, literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and as audio commentaries. Her latest chapbook appears on Amazon, The Almost Abecedarian. She won First Prize in the 2009 International Onkyo Braille Essay Contest. Recent work appears in Black Fox Literary Magazine, Braille Forum, Chrysanthemum, Kaleidoscope, One Sentence Poems, Shark Reef, Wordgathering, and The Mighty, which regularly publishes to Yahoo News.
Her poetry chapbook Hearing the Sunrise (Anderie Press, 1996) was exhibited in 1997 by The Very Special Arts Gallery in Washington, D.C. Two of the poems from Hearing the Sunrise appear in the disability anthology Staring Back (Plume, 1997). Her second chapbook, Leveling the Spin, was published in 2006, and she has collaborated with artist Maryann Riker to create several chapbooks including The Nature of Beyond (2010) and The Almost Abecedarian (2015).
Nancy regularly performs readings before live audiences. When not writing, she is an avid follower of NASA and would like to have been an astronaut or a journalist in NASA’s Public Affairs office in another life.
Sean Hanrahan is a Philadelphian poet originally hailing from Dale City, Virginia. He is the author of Hardened Eyes on the Scan, Safer Behind Popcorn, and Gay Cake.. His work has also been included in several anthologies, including Moonstone Featured Poets, Queer Around the World, and Stonewall’s Legacy, and several journals, including Impossible Archetype, Mobius, Peculiar, Poetica Review, and Voicemail Poems. He currently serves on the Moonstone Press Editorial Board, as head poetry editor for Toho, and as an instructor for Green Street Poetry. He has taught classes titled A Chapbook in 49 Days and Ekphrastic Poetry.
His books include:
Wayne Benson is a poet from Easton, PA. He is currently pursuing his MFA with the Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Wilkes University. Wayne is also the poetry editor of River and South Review, and currently has poems published in Crêpe & Penn Magazine, Mineral Lit Magazine, and perhappened magazine. He runs a podcast called “Basement Poetry Podcast,”
- November 2, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
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