Upcoming Readings

Reading with Elizabeth Savage and Ryan Eckes
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 7:30 pm
Dahlak Paradise
4708 Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, 19143

On Sunday 16 December, Random Name Poetry Series presents its last event of 2018, a reading by Ryan Eckes, Ethel Rackin, and Elizabeth Savage. I really hope you can be there!
Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His latest book, General Motors (Split Lip Press, 2018), is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Other books include Valu-Plus and Old News (Furniture Press 2014, 2011) His poetry can be found in TripwireSlow Poetry in America NewsletterEntropy and elsewhere. In recent years he has worked as an adjunct professor and labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016. Ethel Rackin is the author of three books of poetry: The Forever Notes (Parlor Press, 2016); Go On (Parlor Press, 2016), a National Jewish Book Award finalist; and Evening (Furniture Press, …

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