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Upcoming Readings

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RANDOM NAME POETRY SERIES
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, …

Goodbye, MacDowell

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I'm home now, after an incredible five weeks at the MacDowell Colony. I am so very grateful to have had this time and space to focus on my poetry and to connect with other artists across disciples. Here are some snaps.








Kestrel, A Journal of Literature and Art

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The gorgeous new issue of one of my favorite journals, Kestrel, has just arrived—with work by J.C. Todd, Elizabeth Robinson, and many others. My review of the anthology Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia is also included.

MacDowell Colony Fellowship

I'm over the moon to have been awarded a MacDowell Colony fellowship for this fall. I'll be working on a new collection of poems while in residence (from mid-September through the end of October). I plan to blog about my experience, so stay tuned for updates!

"Say It with Flowers" on Poetry Daily

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I'm thrilled that my poem, "Say It with Flowers" appeared on Poetry Daily on Memorial Day. Check out the new issue of Columbia Poetry Review where the poem first appeared.

A Review of Evening by Randall Potts

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I'm so grateful to Randall Potts for this beautiful review of my chapbook, Evening. Thanks to Colorado Review for publishing the review and to Furniture Press Books where you can purchase the book.

New Work in Columbia Poetry Review

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Here's the celebratory reading announcement for the new issue of Columbia Poetry Review. I'm pleased as punch to have new work in one of my favorite journals and am grateful to be featured here.

A Review of Go On by Kasey Jueds and J.C. Todd: The Emptiness You Seek Also Takes Time

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I'm so grateful to poets Kasey Jueds and J.C. Todd for this illuminating review of Go On. Thanks to Jacket2 for publishing it.

New Work in They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Collaborative Writing

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Here's the gorgeous cover image for They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthologyof Collaborative Writing, edited by Simone Muench and Dean Rader, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press
this June.

I'm delighted that "Silent e," a collaborative lyric sequence that I wrote with Elizabeth Savage, will appeat in these pages, alongside 200 authors, including Carla Harryman, Lyn Hejinian, Maureen Seaton, Denise Duhamel, Ross Gay, and many, many others! More information to follow.

New Work in Colorado Review

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I'm delighted to have a poem featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Colorado Review. Here's a link to the poem. If you're not already a subscriber, consider subscribing to this wonderful journal.


Visit to the Monthly Poetry Group at the Newtown Bookshop

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Looking forward to reading from my new chapbook, Evening, at the Newtown Bookshop this Thursday, February 8, 6:30-7:30.


Poems!

No River Twice: Improvisational Poetry

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I'm so excited to announce the debut performance of NO RIVER TWICE created and hosted by Hayden Saunier
No River Twice is a group of poets engaged in improvisational poetry reading/performances in which audience participation determines the direction of the performance from beginning to end, poem by poem, co-creating a reading that is never the same twice.

NRT's Mission is to create invigorated and wide-ranging poetry readings where the audience participates actively with a group of poets to determine the direction, theme, subject, tone of each reading, creating a new experience on each occasion; to promote and encourage the art and craft of poetry and to develop a larger audience for poetry as a connective and and communal experience.

Participating poets are:
Hayden Saunier, Grant Clauser, Chad Frame, Vasiliki Katsarou, Joanne Leva, Lynn Levin, Lorraine Henrie Lins, Bernadette McBride, Ethel Rackin, and Cleveland Wall.

UPCOMING Performance:
This Sunday!
January 28th: F…

Galaxy Watch: Galaxy Love and Death Watch by Gerald Stern

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I'm delighted that my collaborative review of Gerald Stern's two new books--Galaxy Love and Death Watch--which I wrote with poet Elaine Terranova, appears in the January/February issue of The American Poetry Review.

If you're not already a subscriber, you can purchase the issue here.