Hope you can make it for this reading tomorrow night!
Tuesday, May 15
THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
POETRY AT THE CAFÉ
191 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA
READING AND OPEN MIC: Bass Guitarist: Ethan Mackler (accompaniment optional on open mic); Hosted by Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock
THE FIRST AND LAST WORD POETRY SERIES
featuring: Lawrence Kessenich, January O'Neil, and Afaa Michael Weaver
Lawrence Kessenich won the 2010 Strokestown International Poetry Prize. He has been published in Atlanta Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and many other magazines. His chapbook Strange News was published by Pudding House Publications in 2008. Another chapbook was shortlisted for the St. Lawrence Book Award and Spire Press Chapbook Contest. His poem "Underground Jesus" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
January Gill O'Neil is the author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press, December 2009), and a forthcoming collection, Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, fall 2014). She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor of English at Salem State University.
Afaa M. Weaver (b. Michael S. Weaver) is a poet, playwright, short fiction writer, translator, and editor. His new book, The Government of Nature, is due from U Pitt in early 2013. Lately, he has been working on a memoir and meditating on life as experience and influence leading to a life lived as a singularity of being. He teaches at Simmons College.