Events, Readings and Signings

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NEW ORLEANS POETRY FESTIVAL 2018

POETRY READING

Jen Karetnick, Jade Quinn, Valerie Wallace, Su Zi

New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave.

Mezzanine: 2nd floor, top of lobby stairs

 

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NEW ORLEANS POETRY FESTIVAL 2018

PANEL

Coastal Poetics: Crafting Erosion and Absence

When poets live on a coast, they’re constantly observing change. Like life itself, what is landscape one day may be gone the next, swept away by storms or rhipped away, quietly and unseen. In these times of climate sickness, how do poets craft work about what will always, in a way, become either the absence or a source of the absence? Should they eulogize the coast? Should their work risk joy? Or are they required to medicate poems and aim them, arrows of foreshadowing, toward the chronically ill future? In other words, is the role of poets who live on dying coasts to give witness? If so, how do their poems reconcile and reflect these dichotomies—observation of loss, memorializing what’s left—in both content and form? Panelists, all widely published who live on coasts, read their work and discuss how writing in unstable environments is like moving through the stages of grief, considering whether they even have the choice but to gird their poems’ architecture with the stilts of dread, anger, urgency and mourning.

New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St Claude Ave.
Rooftop: 4th Floor, Stairs or Elevator to 4th Floor

 

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SWWIM Every Day/Rise Up Review off-site AWP SISTER reading

Hosted by editors Jen Karetnick, Catherine Esposito Prescott and Sonia Greenfield

SWWIM Rise Up

Featured readers:
MB McLatchey (SWWIM)
Caridad Moro-Gronlier (SWWIM)
Jenny Molberg (SWIMM)
Sarah Carey (both)
Nicole Callihan (both)
Michele Leavitt (both)
Jessica Johnson (RUR)
Nickole Brown (RUR)
Arminé Iknadossian (RUR)

March 8, 9:00 PM

The Attic Cafe, 500 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

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POETRY READING WITH:

About Place Journal, sponsored by the Black Earth Institute

along with their fellows and other contributors at this off-site AWP event

Black Earth AWP Reading

March 8, 4:00 PM

The Attic Cafe, 500 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

 
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POETRY READING WITH:
 
CATHERINE ESPOSITO PRESCOTT, ALEXANDRA LYTTON REGALADO,
JEN KARETNICK 
 
 

FEBRUARY 25, 2018

 

 

BOOK SIGNING WITH:

The Sagamore Miami Beach

Best “Room with a View”

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018, 6-9 pm

1671 Collins Ave., Miami Beach