An Evening of Poetry: Kate Gale, Brett Fletcher Lauer and Alicia Ostriker 6:00 p.m. September 14

McNally Jackson
52 Prince St. New York, NY
Price: Free [ Sunday, Sept. 14, 6pm ]

Join the versatile and gifted poets Kate Gale, Brett Fletcher Lauer, and Alicia Ostriker for readings from new work. Kate Gale is the Managing Editor of Red Hen Press, Editor of The Los Angeles Review and President of the American Composers Forum, Los Angeles. She teaches in Low Residency MFA programs around the country and serves on the boards of A Room of Her Own Foundation and Poetry Society of America. She is the author six librettos including Rio de Sangre, a libretto for an opera with composer Don Davis which premiered in October 2010 at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee. Her latest poetry collections are The Goldilocks Zone and Echo Light, forthcoming this Fall. She is also the editor of several anthologies and blogs for Huffington Post. Brett Fletcher Lauer is the Deputy Director of the Poetry Society of America. He is the author of A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books, 2014) and the co-editor ofPoetry in Motion from Coast to Coast (Norton, 2002), Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets (Wave, 2004), and Bartlett’s Words for the Wedding (Little, Brown & Company, 2007). His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harper’s, Tin House, and elsewhere, and he is a poetry editor of A Public Space. Alicia Ostriker is a major American poet. Author of fourteen volumes of poetry, she has published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Antaeus, The Nation, Poetry, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, The Atlantic, MS, Tikkun, and many other journals and anthologies including Best American Poetry and The Pushcart Prize. Her poetry has been translated into many languages, and she has performed her work widely in the USA and abroad. She has twice been a National Book Award finalist, and has won the National Jewish Book Council Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the San Francisco State Poetry Award, among others. She will read from The Book of Seventy and The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog. As a critic, Ostriker is the author of Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women’s Poetry In America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible. She teaches in the Low-Residency MFA program at Drew University. She also teaches midrash writing workshops in the United States and abroad.

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