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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, March 31, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence March 2022 featured poets:
Audrey Molloy, Barbara DeCoursey Roy, Maeve McKenna and Morag Anderson

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To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022

About this month’s poets:

headshot for poet Audrey Molloy

Audrey Molloy is an Irish poet living in Sydney. Her debut collection, The Important Things, was published by The Gallery Press in 2021. Her work has been widely published in Australia, Ireland and the UK. In 2020 she was awarded a Varuna Residential Fellowship. She is currently undertaking an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University.
audreymolloy.com/

 

 

 


headshot of poet Barbara DeCoursey RoyBarbara DeCoursey Roy lives near St Louis, Missouri. Her work has been published in The Gal-way Review, Headstuff, Skylight 47, Pendemic, and Popshot Quarterly. Barbara collaborated on How Bright The Wings Drive Us, which won first prize in the 2021 Dreich Alliance Chapbook competition. She is a founding member of the international writing group Poets Abroad. 

 

 

 


headshot for poet Maeve McKennaMaeve McKenna is a poet living in Sligo, Ireland. Her poetry has been placed in several international poetry competitions, published in Mslexia, Orbis, Sand Magazine, Fly on the Wall, Channel Magazine among others and widely online. Maeve was a finalist in the Jacar Press Eavan Boland Mentorship Award 2020, and third in the Canterbury Poet of The Year in 2021. Her debut pamphlet will be published in February, 2022, by Fly On The Wall Press.

 

 

 


headshot for poet Morag Anderson Morag Anderson is a Scottish poet based in Highland Perthshire. Her debut chapbook, Sin Is Due to Open in a Room Above Kitty’s (Fly on the Wall Press, 2021), explores human connections—concealed violence, love, and everything in between. Morag’s poetry has been published in many literary journals and anthologies.

 

 

 


 

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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, April 28, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence April 2022 featured poets:
Saida Agostini, Dr. Shauna M. Morgan and Dr. Tara Betts with guest host Lisa Pegram

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To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet SAIDA AGOSTINI

Saida Agostini’s first collection of poems, let the dead in, was a finalist for the Center of African American Poetry & Poetics’ 2020 Book Prize as well as the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is the author of STUNT (Neon Hemlock, October 2020), a chapbook exploring the history of Nellie Jackson, a Black woman entrepreneur who operated a brothel for sixty years in Natchez, Mississippi. Her poetry can also be found in the Black Ladies Brunch Collective’s anthology Not Without Our Laughter, Barrelhouse Magazine, Hobart Pulp, Plume, and other publications.

 


Headshot for poet Tara BettsDr. Tara Betts is the author of Break the Habit, Arc & Hue, and the forthcoming Refuse to Disappear. In addition to working as an editor, a teaching artist, and a mentor for other writers, she has taught at several universities. She is the Inaugural Poet for the People Practitioner Fellow at University of Chicago, an Artist in Residence at Northwestern University’s English Department, and founder of Whirlwind Learning Center. Tara can be found on twitter at @tarabetts. Her poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including The Breakbeat Poets, Essence magazine, and Poetry Magazine.

 


headshot for poet SHAUNA M. MORGANDr. Shauna M. Morgan is a poet-scholar and Associate Professor of creative writing and Africana literature at the University of Kentucky where she also serves as Director of Equity and Inclusion Initiatives in the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT). Before joining the University of Kentucky, Morgan was tenured on the faculty of English at Howard University where she taught from 2012-2019. Both her scholarly work and her poetry are deeply engaged with traditions of global Black art and culture. Her poetry has appeared in A Gathering Together, Interviewing the Caribbean, A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, ProudFlesh: New Afrikan Journal of Culture, Politics & Consciousness, among other periodicals and anthologies. Morgan’s chapbook, Fear of Dogs & Other Animals, was published by Central Square Press.


headshot of lisa pegramApril’s Phosphorescence also features guest host, Lisa Pegram. Pegram is a writer, educator, literary publicist and acquisitions editor. Her chapbook Cracked Calabash was published by Central Square Press and she is contributing author of The Next Verse Mixtape vol. 1. She has over 20 years of experience in high-level arts integration program design for such organizations as the Smithsonian Institute, Corcoran Gallery of Art and National Geographic. Passionate about the arts as a tool for activism, she served as DC WritersCorps program director for a decade, and as co-chair of United Nations affiliate international women’s conferences in the US, India and Bali. As a publishing professional, her mission is to amplify and celebrate the voices and stories of BIPOC authors. Find our more at https://ladypcoq.wordpress.com/


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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, May 26, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence May 2022 featured poets:
Quintin Collins, Meg Kearney and Denise Low

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To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet Quintin Collins

Quintin Collins (he/him) is a writer, editor, and Solstice MFA Program assistant director. His work appears in many print and online publications, and his first full-length collection of poems is The Dandelion Speaks of Survival (Cherry Castle Publishing, 2021). His second collection of poems, Claim Tickets for Stolen People, selected by Marcus Jackson as winner of The Journal’s 2020 Charles B. Wheeler Prize, is forthcoming from The Ohio State University Press/Mad Creek Books in 2022. Quintin’s awards include a Pushcart Prize and the 2019 Atlantis Award from the Poet’s Billow, and his other accolades include Best of the Net nominations.

 


headshot of poet Meg KearneyMeg Kearney’s most recent poetry collection is All Morning the Crows, winner of the 2020 Washington Prize, which spent seven months on SPD’s poetry bestseller list after its 2021 release. Other collections include An Unkindness of Ravens and Home By Now, winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award. Meg is also author of three critically acclaimed novels-in-verse for teens and award-winning picture book. She has taught poetry at The New School University, and is Founding Director of the Solstice MFA in Creative Writing Program in Massachusetts. Her poetry has been featured on Poetry Daily, Ted Kooser’s “American Life in Poetry” series, and Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac,” and has been published in myriad anthologies. A native New Yorker, Meg now lives in New Hampshire.

www.megkearney.com

 


headshot of poet Denise LowDenise Low, Kansas Poet Laureate 2007-09, is winner of the Red Mountain Press Editor’s Choice Award for Shadow Light (Red Mountain Press). Other books include The Turtle’s Beating Heart: One Family’s Story of Lenape Survival (U. of Nebraska Press), Wing (Red Mountain), and A Casino Bestiary: Poems (Spartan Press). She edited a selection of poems by William Stafford in an edition with essays by other poets and scholars, Kansas Poems of William Stafford (Woodley). Low is a founding board member of Indigenous Native Poets. She is past board president of the Associated Writers and Writing Programs. She has won fellowships from the Kansas Arts Commission and recognition from the Poetry Society of America, The Circle -Best Native American Books, Roberts Foundation, Lichtor Awards, and NEH. Low has an MFA from Wichita State U. and Ph.D. from KU. She teaches for Baker University’s School of Professional and Graduate Studies. 
www.deniselow.net


 

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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, June 30, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence June 2022 featured poets:
Anna Talhami and Stacy Szymaszek

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

This virtual program is free to attend. Registration is required. 

Registration TBA

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet Anna Talhami

Anna Talhami is a poet, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist whose work has been presented at the Library of Congress and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has performed her poetry across the U.S., including at the El Paso border for Artist Uprising with One Billion Rising, WBAI’s Radio Bloomsday featuring Alec Baldwin and Jerry Stiller, and at the Theopoetics Conference. Anna has created installations incorporating her poetry for museums and galleries, including the Alena Museum. She has recent poetry in The Ekphrastic Review, Rattle Magazine, Hevria, (F)Empower, and Life as Ceremony.
annatalhami.com

 

 


headshot of poet Stacy Szymaszek Stacy Szymaszek is the author of the books Emptied of All Ships (2005), Hyperglossia (2009), hart island (2015), Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals (2016), which won the Ottoline Prize from Fence Books and was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award in 2017, and A Year From Today (2018). Her books Famous Hermits and The Pasolini Book will be published in 2022. She is the recipient of a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and a 2019 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant in poetry. Szymaszek was the Director of The Poetry Project at St.Mark’s from 2007-18. Since then she was the Hugo Visiting Writer at the University of Montana-Missoula 2018-19, Poet-in Resident at Brown University, and Visiting Poet for the Fire Island Artist Residency. She has been a mentor for the Queer Art Mentorship, visiting faculty for Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program, and workshop teacher for Woodland Pattern, The Poetry Project, and Wendy’s Subway. She currently lives in the Hudson Valley region of NY.
stacyszymaszek.org


 

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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, July 28, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence July 2022 featured poets:
Terry Blackhawk, Dolores Hayden, and Marilyn Nelson

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

This virtual program is free to attend. Registration is required. 

Registration TBA

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet Terry Blackhawk

Terry Blackhawk is founder and Executive Director (1995-2015) of Detroit’s InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO), a poets-in-schools program dedicated to encouraging young people to “think broadly, create bravely, and share their voices with the wider world.” Terry’s poetry collections include body & field (Michigan State University Press, 1999), Escape Artist (BkMk Press, 2003), selected by Molly Peacock for the John Ciardi Prize; The Dropped Hand (Lotus Press, imprint of WSU Press 2011); The Light Between (Wayne State University Press, 2012) and three chapbooks.
terrymblackhawk.com

 

 


headshot of poet Dolores HaydenDolores Hayden, urban historian and poet, is professor emerita at Yale University. Her books on the American landscape include The Power of Place: Urban Landscapes as Public History and Building Suburbia. Her poems appear in many journals and anthologies including Poetry, Raritan, Ecotone, Yale Review, The Common, and Best American Poetry. She is the author of three poetry collections: American Yard, Nymph, Dun, and Spinner, and Exuberance, set in the earliest years of American aviation when daredevil pilots—women and men—thrilled spectators who had never seen an airplane.
doloreshayden.com

 

 


headshot of poet Marilyn Nelson

Marilyn Nelson is the author or translator of more than 20 books and chapbooks for adults and children. Her critically acclaimed books for young adults include A Wreath for Emmett Till and the ground breaking Carver: A Life in Poems, a Newbery Honor Book. Of Marilyn’s nine poetry collections for adults, The Homeplace won the 1992 Annisfield-Wolf Award; and The Fields of Praise: New and Selected Poems received the 1998 Poets’ Prize, the PEN Winship Award, and the Lenore Marshall Prize. A three-time finalist for the National Book Award, her many honors include the Frost Medal, the Poetry Society of America’s award for “distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry,” and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. A professor emerita of English at the University of Connecticut, she currently serves as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, and was Poet Laureate of Connecticut, 2001– 2006.
marilyn-nelson.com

 

 


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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, August 25, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence August 2022 featured poets:
Abhijit Sarmah and Annemarie Ní Churreáin

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

This virtual program is free to attend. Registration is required. 

Registration TBA

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet Abhijit Sarmah

Abhijit Sarmah is a poet and researcher of global indigenous writing, with particular focus on Native American women writers and literatures from Northeast India. His work is published or forthcoming in Lunch Ticket, The Albion Review, Glassworks Magazine, GASHER Journal, Rigorous Magazine, South 85Journal, The Roadrunner Review and others.

 

 

 


headshot of poet Annemarie Ní ChurreáinAnnemarie Ní Churreáin is a poet from Gaeltacht region of northwest Ireland. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017), Town (The Salvage Press, 2018) and The Poison Glen (The Gallery Press, 2021). She is a recipient of the Arts Council’s Next Generation Artist Award and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. Ní Churreáin has written on various care institutions in Ireland including mother and baby homes, state industrial schools and hospitals. A former literary fellow of Akademie Schloss Solitude and The Jack Kerouac House of Orlando, Ní Churreáin currently lectures at the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture, IT Sligo. 
studiotwentyfive.com

 

 


 

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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, September 22, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence September 2022 featured poets:
Jessica Cuello, Eugenia Leigh, and Joan Kwon Glass

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

This virtual program is free to attend. Registration is required. 

Registration TBA

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet Jessica Cuello

Jessica Cuello’s manuscript, Liar, has been selected by Dorianne Laux for the 2020
Barrow Street Book Prize, forthcoming in October 2021. She is also the author of Pricking (Tiger Bark Press 2016), winner of the 2017 CNY Book Award, and Hunt (The Word Works 2017), winner of the 2016 Washington Prize. In addition, Cuello has published three chapbooks: My Father’s Bargain (2015), By Fire (2013), and Curie (2011). Cuello was the recipient of The 2018 New Ohio Review Poetry Prize, The 2013 New Letters Poetry Prize, and a 2015 Saltonstall Writing Fellowship. In 2014 she was awarded The Decker Award from Hollins University for outstanding secondary teaching. She teaches French in Central NY and is a poetry editor for Tahoma Literary Review.
jessicacuello.com


headshot of poet Eugenia LeighEugenia Leigh is a Korean American poet and the author of Bianca (Four Way Books, forthcoming 2023) and Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows (Four Way Books, 2014). Her poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Nation, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Poetry, Waxwing, and the 2017 Best of the Net Anthology. The recipient of Poetry’s 2021 Bess Hokin Prize as well as fellowships and awards from Poets & Writers Magazine, Kundiman, and elsewhere, Eugenia received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.
eugenialeigh.com

 


headshot of poet Joan Kwon Glass

Joan Kwon Glass (she/her) is the biracial, Korean American author of NIGHT SWIM, winner of the 2021 Diode Editions Book Contest, & is author of three chapbooks (Harbor Editions & Milk & Cake Press). Joan is the Editor-in-Chief of Harbor Review, a Brooklyn Poets mentor, poet laureate of Milford, CT & poetry co-editor of West Trestle Review.  She is a proud Smith College graduate & has been a public school educator for 20 years.  Her poems have appeared in Diode, Rattle, The Rupture, Dialogist, South Florida Poetry Journal & many others & have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Sundress Anthology Best of the Net. She grew up in Michigan & South Korea & lives in Connecticut with her family.
joankwonglass.com

 

 


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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, October 27, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence October 2022 featured poets:
.chisaraokwu. and Shin Yu Pai

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

This virtual program is free to attend. Registration is required. 

Registration TBA

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet .chisaraokwu..chisaraokwu. is an Igbo actor, poet, and healthcare futurist. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in GRIST, Obsidian, Zone3, Berkeley Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, Glass, Tinderbox and others. Thrice nominated for Sundress’ Best of Net (2019, 2020, 2021) and awarded writing fellowships and residencies with BANFF, Cave Canem, Tin House and Brooklyn Poets, she calls just about any beach home.
chisaraokwu.com

 

 


headshot of poet Shin Yu PaiShin Yu Pai is a poet, essayist and visual artist. She is the author of several books of poetry, including “Virga”(Empty Bowl, 2021), “ENSŌ” (Entre Ríos Books, 2020), “Sightings: Selected Works (2000-2005)” (1913 Press, 2007), “Aux Arcs” (La Alameda, 2013), “Adamantine” (White Pine, 2010), and “Equivalence” (La Alameda, 2003). She served as the fourth poet laureate of the city of Redmond from 2015 to 2017. She is a three-time fellow of MacDowell and has also been in residence at Taipei Artist Village, Soul Mountain, The Ragdale Foundation, Centrum, and The National Park Service. Her poetry films have screened at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival and the Northwest Film Forum’s Cadence video poetry festival. She lives and works in the Pacific Northwest.
shinyupai.com


 

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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, November 17, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence November 2022 featured poets:
Indran Amirthanayagam, Margot Taft Stever, and Susana Case

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

This virtual program is free to attend. Registration is required. 

Registration TBA

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet Indran Amirthanayagam

Indran Amirthanayagam achieved a unique feat in 2020, publishing three books in three languages: The Migrant States, Sur l’île nostalgique, and Lírica a tiempo. He writes in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole; he has published twenty poetry books, including the just released Blue Window (Dialogos / Lavender Ink, translated by Jennifer Rathbun), and recorded a spoken word/music album Rankont Dout. He edits The Beltway Poetry Quarterly and curates ablucionistas.com. Amirthanayagam won the Paterson Prize and fellowships from Foundation for the Contemporary Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, US/Mexico Fund for Culture, and MacDowell Colony. He has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature.  He hosts The Poetry Channel.
youtube.com/user/indranam


headshot of poet Margot Taft SteverMargo Taf Stever‘s latest of three full-length poetry collections are Cracked Piano (CavanKerry Press, 2019), which was shortlisted and received honorable mention for the 2021 Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize, and The End of Horses, Broadstone Books, 2022. Her latest of four chapbooks is Ghost Moose (Kattywompus Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in literary magazines including Verse Daily, Plant Human Quarterly, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, upstreet, Salamander, West Branch, Poet Lore, Blackbird, Poem-A-Day, poets.org, Academy of American Poets, and Prairie Schooner. She is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the Bioethics Department of the School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Stever also teaches a poetry workshop at Children’s Village, a residential school for at-risk children and adolescents. She is founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and founding and current co editor of Slapering Hol Press.
margotaftstever.com


Susana H. Case is the author of eight books of poetry, most recently The Damage Done (Broadstone Books, 2022). Dead Shark on the N Train (Broadstone Books, 2020) won a Pinnacle Book Award for Best Poetry Book and a NYC Big Book Award Distinguished Favorite and was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She is also the author of five chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press) was re released in a dual-language EnglishPolish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka (Opole University Press). Her poetry is translated into Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. Poems by Case have appeared in literary journals including CALYX, Catamaran, The Cortland Review, Portland Review, Rattle, RHINO, and upstreet. Case recently retired as Professor from the New York Institute of Technology in New York City, where she taught for thirty-eight years. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press.
susanahcase.com

 


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Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series
Thursday, December 15, 6pm ET

Phosphorescence December 2022 featured poets:
Eleanor Hooker and Cori A. Winrock

VIRTUAL PROGRAM

This virtual program is free to attend. Registration is required. 

Registration TBA

To Emily Dickinson, phosphorescence, was a divine spark and the illuminating light behind learning — it was volatile, but transformative in nature. Produced by the Emily Dickinson Museum, the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series celebrates contemporary creativity that echoes Dickinson’s own revolutionary poetic voice. The Series features established and emerging poets whose work and backgrounds represent the diversity of the flourishing contemporary poetry scene. The 2021 Series will be a virtual event to ensure the health and safety of participants. While we are disappointed not to gather together in Amherst, we are excited to connect with a global community of friends and writers.  Join us on the last Thursdays of each month to hear from poets around the world as they read their work and discuss what poetry and Dickinson mean to them.

Phosphorescence Lineup 2022


About this month’s poets:

headshot of poet Eleanor HookerEleanor Hooker is a poet and writer. She lives in North Tipperary with her husband Peter, they have two sons. Eleanor Hooker’s third poetry collection ‘Of Ochre and Ash’ (Dedalus Press) was published October 8 2021. Her two other poetry collections with Dedalus Press are: ‘A Tug of Blue’ (2016); ‘The Shadow Owner’s Companion’ (2012), shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Irish Collection 2012. Her chapbook Legion (Bonnefant Press, Netherlands) was published July 2021.
eleanorhooker.com

 

 


headshot of poet Cori A. WinrockCori A. Winrock, author of Little Envelopes of Earth Conditions (Alice James Books 2020), is a poet/multimedia essayist. She is the winner of the Boston Review Poetry Prize and her essay on twins was selected as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2020. Her work has appeared in Poetry, the Best New Poets anthology, Bennington Review, Black Warrior Review, West Branch, Fairy Tale Review and elsewhere. Winrock holds an MFA from Cornell University and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from University of Utah. Winrock is currently an Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art.
coriwinrock.com


 

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Admission to all Phosphorescence events is free, but online donations, especially those made in honor or memory of family, friends, or colleagues are heartily encouraged and vital to the future of our programs. All gifts are tax deductible.