Tuesday, April 11, 2017

University of Pennsylvania Bookstore: An Afternoon of Poetry Organized by Leonard Gontarek.


Apr 19, 2017, 12:30 PM 
University of Pennsylvania Bookstore
3601 Walnut St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104


Please join us for an afternoon of poetry with local poets Alison Hicks, Ethel Rackin and Eleanor Stanford.

Alison Hicks is the author of poetry collections You Who Took the Boat Out, Kisand Falling Dreams, a novella, Love: A Story of Images, and an anthology, Prompted. Her poem “house in mind” was winner of Philadelphia City Paper 2011 poetry contest, and a second poem, “canoeing at night,” was selected as runner-up. She has twice received Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowships, in creative non-fiction in 2003 and in fiction in 2007.

Ethel Rackin is the author of The Forever Notes and Go On, a National Jewish Book Award finalist. Rackin's poems, book reviews, and collaborations have appeared widely in journals such as The American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Hotel Amerika, Jacket2, Kenyon Review, Parabola, Verse Daily, and Volt. She earned her MFA from Bard College and her PhD in English Literature from Princeton University. She has taught at Penn State Brandywine, Haverford College, and Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania, where she is currently an associate professor.

Eleanor Stanford is the author of two books of poetry, Bartram's Garden and The Book of Sleep, both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, the Harvard Review, the Kenyon Review, and many others. She was a 2014/2016 Fulbright fellow to Brazil, researching and writing about traditional midwifery.

This event was organized by local poet Leonard Gontarek.