Welcome Poetry Lovers! All are Invited!!
We are delighted to have Lynn Levin as our featured poet this month! The reading takes place March 9 at 6:30 pm. Bring a poem and a friend or two! Be sure to read Lynn Levin's upcoming interview at lynnfanok.weebly.com
Lynn Levin, a poet, writer, and translator, is Adjunct Associate Professor of English at Drexel University and Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania. Her most recent book is Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014), a translation from the Spanish of a collection of poems by the Peruvian Andean poet Odi Gonzales. Her poetry collection Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013) was named a finalist in poetry in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013), the craft-of-poetry textbook she co-authored, was a finalist in education/academic books in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Lynn Levin’s poems, stories, essays, and translations have appeared in Ploughshares, Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Rattle, Michigan Quarterly Review, Green Hills Literary Lantern, Per Contra, Cleaver, Painted Bride Quarterly, Verse Daily, and Garrison Keillor has read her work on his radio show The Writer’s Almanac. A past Bucks County, Pennsylvania poet laureate, she is a twelve-time Pushcart Prize nominee and has twice been a guest on the NPR show Radio Times, hosted by Marty Moss-Coane. Lynn Levin’s website is www.lynnlevinpoet.com.
The first half of the monthly meeting is devoted to a reading by a featured poet from the group or by a published poet. The second half hour allows open mike time for group members to share a few poems they've written, or they may choose to read poems written by their favorite poets. In the future, we may include poetry workshops to the group's activities. If you are interested in sharing a collection of poems, please email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The meeting will be facilitated by Lynn Fanok, who has written a collection of poems about her experiences as a survivor’s daughter examining her family, memory, and history. Her poetry has appeared in Burnt Bridge and other journals. Lynn holds degrees in English from The Pennsylvania State University and Arcadia University. You'll find some of her poetry at lynnfanok.weebly.com.
All are invited and welcome to join us!
When: 2nd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm