Tag Archives: August 2011

August, 2013! J. Kates

August features J. Kates

 August 15, 2013

 J. Kates is a poet, literary translator and the president and co-director of Zephyr Press, a nonprofit press that focuses on contemporary works in translation from Russia, Eastern Europe and Asia. He received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry in 1984 and a Translation Project Fellowship in 2006, as well as an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts in 1995. He has published a book entitles The Briar Patch, Selected Poems and Translations, plus  three chapbooks of poems: Mappemonde, Metes and Bounds, and The Old Testament. He has been a translator and editor of many books, including Contemporary Russian Poetry; In the Grip of Strange Thoughts: Russian Poetry in a New Era; and four books of Latin American poetry. J. Kates is a former president of the American Literary Translators Association.

July, 2013! Monica Ong!

July features Monica Ong

July 18, 2013

 Monica Ong investigates cultural silences that shape the medical-emotional landscape of her family diaspora, extending from China, to the Philippines, to North America. Her experimental image-poems juxtapose diagram and diary, bearing witness to underrepresented histories of the body. 

 After completing an MFA in Digital Media at the Rhode Island School of Design, Monica’s research continued at the Writing the Medical Experience Workshop at Sarah Lawrence College and the Literary Hybrid/Book Arts Workshop at the Kenyon Review Writer’s Workshop. She is also a Kundiman poetry fellow.

Recently nominated by Tidal Basin Review for the 2012 Pushcart Poetry Prize, her work has been also published in the Lantern Review, Drunken Boat, Glassworks Magazine and Loaded Bicycle. She has been exhibiting her work nationally and internationally for over ten years.

June 2013! Antoinette Brim!

June features Poet Antoinette Brim

When: June 20, 2013

Antoinette Brim, author of two collections of poetry, Icarus in Love and Psalm of the Sunflower is a Cave Canem Foundation fellow, a recipient of the Walker Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and a Pushcart Prize nominee.  Her poetry and memoir has appeared in various journals and magazines including the “Tidal Basin Review,” “95Notes” and “Southern Women’s Review,” as well as anthologies, including “Villanelles,” “44 on 44: Forty-Four African American Writers on the 44th President of the United States,” “Not A Muse,” and “Just Like A Girl: A Manifesta.” She is an Assistant Editor of the NAACP Image Award nominated “Surviving and Thriving: 365 Facts in Black Economic History.”  Brim also is a former guest host of Literary Nation Talk Radio (Little Rock) for which she interviewed a variety of entertainers, literary figures, political pundits and community developers. A sought after speaker, editor, educator and consultant, she teaches at Capital Community College in Hartford.

May 2013 reading at pi-New Haven! James Arthur

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN 

Third Thursday Open Mic

May features Poet James Arthur

When: May 16th, 2013

Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00.

Where:  The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading. 

James Arthur’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Ploughshares, and The American Poetry Review. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, and a residency at the Amy Clampitt House. His first book, Charms Against Lightning, was published by  Copper Canyon Press in 2012 as a Lannan Literary Selection. James is currently a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. Starting in September, he will be an Assistant Professor in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.

On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  

Free. Refreshments. Open mic.

Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting.

April 2013 reading at pi-New Haven! Brian Clements

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN 

Third Thursday Open Mic

November features Poet Brian Clements

When: April 18, 2013

Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00.

Where:  The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading. 

Brian Clements is the author of several books of poems—most recently Jargon, prose poems from Quale Press. He is the editor of the anthology an Introduction to the Prose Poem and founding editor of the journal Sentence: a journal of prose poetics and of the small press Firewheel Editions. He coordinates the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University.

On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  

Free. Refreshments. Open mic.

Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting.

March 2013 reading at pi-New Haven! Charles Rafferty

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN 

Third Thursday Open Mic

March features Poet Charles Rafferty

Charles Rafferty is the Director of the MFA in Writing at Albertus Magnus University.   He received a 2009 NEA Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as a grant from the Connecticut Commission on Culture & Tourism. He is also the author of four full-length collections of poetry: The Man on the Tower (which won the Arkansas Poetry Award ” University of Arkansas Press, 1995), Where the Glories of April Lead (Mitki/MitkHe Press, 2001), During the Beauty Shortage (M2 Press, 2005), and A Less Fabulous Infinity (Louisiana Literature Press, 2006). He has placed poems The Southern Review, Measure, TriQuarterly, Quarterly West, Massachusetts Review, Phoebe: The George Mason Review, DoubleTake, Poems & Plays, and Louisiana Literature. His work has also appeared in several anthologies, including American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon University Press), Rhyming Poems: A Contemporary Anthology (University of Evansville Press), and Sonnets: 150 Contemporary Sonnets (University of Evansville Press). By day, he works as an editor for a technology-consulting firm.

When: March 21, 2013

Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00.

Where:  The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading. 

On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  

Free. Refreshments. Open mic.

Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting.

February 2013 reading at pi-New Haven! Yibing Huang

THE POETRY INSTITUTE – NEW HAVEN 

Third Thursday Open Mic

February features Poet Yibing Huang

When: February 21, 2013

Doors Open at 6:30.  Reading starts at 7:00.

Where:  The Institute Library, 847 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT

Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up for the reading. 

Yibing Huang studied at Beijing University from 1983 to 1993, receiving his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese Literature. During the same decade he also quickly established himself as a poet under the penname “Mai Mang,” and was closely associated with a new generation of young poets who were based in Beijing. He moved to the U.S. in 1993 and holds a second Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Professor Huang’s poetry has been published in China since the 1980s, and is included in many prestigious anthologies, such as The Anthology of Beida Poetry, The Best Chinese Poetry 1998 , The Annual Anthology of Modern Chinese Poetry 1998, The Anthology of Major Chinese Poets in the 1990s, and The Best Chinese Poetry 2003 .  His published works include the Chinese-English bilingual book of poetry, Stone Turtle: Poems 1987-2000, and a substantial collection of his early poetry, Approaching Blindness,which came out in the fall of 2005.

On the third Thursday of each month, The Poetry Institute Poetry Series celebrates an eclectic mix of poetic voices.  

Free. Refreshments. Open mic.

Outstanding featured readers. In a casual setting.