Thursday, March 31, 2011

Paterson Poetry Prize Reading

Assuming we're not hit with 14 inches of snow on April 1--no joke!--I'm heading down to Paterson, NJ, for the Paterson Prize Reading.

2010 Paterson Poetry Prize Winner and Finalists Reading
Saturday, April 2, 1 p.m.
Hamilton Club Building
32 Church Street, Paterson, NJ 07505
Free * Reception to follow

Winner
Sherman Alexie, Face (Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, NY)

Finalists
Southern Comfort (CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, NJ)
Gail Fishman Gerwin, Sugar and Sand (Full Court Press, Englewood Cliffs, NJ)
Kevin A. Gonzalez, Cultural Studies (Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh, PA)
Lowell Jaseger, Suddenly, Out Of A Long Sleep (Arctos Press, Sausalito, CA) Meg Kearney, Home By Now (Four Way Books, New York, NY) January Gill O’Neil, Underlife (CavanKerry Press, Fort Lee, NJ) Elizabeth Swados, The One and Only Human Galaxy (Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, NY)

Sponsored by The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.


Unfortunately, Sherman Alexie will not be there (drat!), but looking forward to seeing Nin again, meeting Meg, and hearing the work of some of the best poets around.

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Dear Sherman,

I'm disappointed (read: crushed) that you're unable to come to Paterson this Saturday. Was looking forward to meeting you, but more important, you would have enjoyed meeting all of us.

Sincerely,

Jan

2 comments:

Jennifer Jean said...

i love you letter to Sherman :) :)

Jennifer Jean said...

YOUR letter...oy...

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