Saturday, Nov 28, 4-5 pm
The reading will feature a book launch for THINK THE WORST, Gary Duehr's new mini-book of poems.
Duehr has taught poetry and writing for
institutions including Boston University, Lesley University, and Tufts University.
His MFA is from the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. In 2001 he received
an NEA Poetry Fellowship, and he has also received grants and fellowships
from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the LEF Foundation, and the Rockefeller
Foundation. Journals in which his poems have appeared include Agni, American
Literary Review, Chiron Review, Cottonwood, Hawaii Review, Hotel Amerika,
Iowa Review, North American Review, and Southern Poetry Review.
His books of poetry include THE BIG BOOK OF WHY (Cobble Hill Books, 2008), Potato Chips for Dinner (Cobble Hill Books, 2004), Beautiful Bullets (Cobble Hill Books, 2003), Winter Light (Four Way Books, 1999) and Where Everyone Is Going To (St. Andrews College Press, 1999).
Horn’s new book of poems, Our Daily Words, is the winner of the 2009 Old Seventy Creek Press Poetry Prize, and will be released this fall. His poems and translations (of Yehuda Amichai’s
poetry) have appeared in The New Yorker, The Manhattan Review, The Mississippi
Review, Moment Magazine, Outer Bridge, Dark Horse, RedCrow, and Mail. He
is the author of Facing the Fires: Conversations with A. B. Yehoshua, the
only book in English about Israel’s pre-eminent novelist, and his
articles on the Bible have appeared in Shofar and Essays in Literature.
Horn was awarded a Fulbright and five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Connecticut, he is a professor of English at Framingham State College in Massachusetts. He has three married daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Framingham with his wife, artist Linda Klein.
Dzvinia Orlowsky, a Pushcart Prize recipient, is the author of four poetry collections including her most recent, Convertible Night, Flurry of Stones. Her first collection, A Handful of Bees, was recently reprinted as a Carnegie Mellon University Contemporary Classic. Dzvinia’s poetry and translations have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including A Map of Hope: An International Literary Anthology; From Three Worlds: New Writing from the Ukraine; and A Hundred Years of Youth: A Bilingual Anthology of 20th Century Ukrainian Poetry.
Her translation from the Ukrainian of Alexander Dovzhenko's novella, The Enchanted Desna, was published by House Between Water press in 2006. A founding editor of New York-based Four Way Books, Dzvinia currently serves as core faculty of poetry at the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program of Creative Writing of Pine Manor College.
Catherine Sasanov is the author of three poetry collections: Traditions of Bread and Violence (Four Way Books), All the Blood Teethers (Northeastern University Press), and the forthcoming Had Slaves, a finalist for the National Poetry Series and winner of the Sentence Book Award. Had Slaves—based on her recently discovered slaveholding by Missouri ancestors—will be released by Firewheel Editions in December, 2009.
Sasanov is also the librettist for Las Horas de Belén: A Book of Hours, a theater work commissioned by New Yorks' Mabou Mines Theater Company. She has received fellowships and grants from the NEA, the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony.