KGB: Peacock Journal Reading

July 26, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kim Bridgford directs Poetry by the Sea and edits Mezzo Cammin. The author of nine books of poetry, including the recent Human Interest, she is the recipient of grants from the NEA and the Ucross Foundation. Her poetry has appeared in Measure, The Rotary Dial, The Hopkins Review, The Christian Century, and Cherry Tree.

As an active equestrienne, A. Kathleen Collins had work appear in The Chronicle of the Horse and Hounds Magazine (UK). Both her prose and photographs have appeared in The Daffodil Journal and Fusion Flowers (Scotland). Enjoying a long span of peaceful anonymity, the last four years have been occupied by composing a culinary memoir. She and her husband of fifteen years live their lives between two culturally diverse heavens: Bucks County (PA) and Collier County (FL).

Carla Drysdale lives in France. Her books are Inheritance and Little Venus. Her poems appear in PRISM International, Cleaver Magazine, LIT, The Fiddlehead, Literary Mama and others. Pulitzer-prize winning composer David Del Tredici set her poem “New Year’s Eve” to music. In 2014 she won the Earle Birney Poetry Prize.

Peggy R. Ellsberg is a Professor of English at Barnard College and poet. She is the author of Created to Praise: The Language of Gerard Manley Hopkins (Oxford University Press) and The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins: Selections from His Poems, Letters, Journals, and Spiritual Writings (Plough) She has published poems in The Atlantic, The New Republic, The Paris Review, Salmagundi, and many other journals She serves as an editor at Slapering Hol Press.

Tejan Green is a New York based poet and lecturer. She is also the coordinator of the Core Seminar program at Long Island University where she helps to curate multi-disciplinary events. Her original poetry has been published in a variety of journals and her latest creative work is a poetry collection on love and loss titled We Were Us (Teng Publishing).

Simon Perchik’s poems have appeared in Partisan Review, Forge, Poetry, Osiris, The New Yorker and elsewhere. He has published over twenty collections of poetry, including his recent title, The B Poems (Poets Wear Prada), and a newly launched collection, The Osiris Poems (boxofchalk). Perchik, an attorney, was Suffolk County Long Island’s first environmental prosecutor.

Susan Tepper is the author of six published books of fiction and a chapbook of poetry. Her seventh book, a Novella titled Monte Carlo Days & Nights will be published by Rain Mountain Press, NYC, later this year. Tepper, an award-winning writer, conducts author/book interviews at the Boston Small Press & Poetry Scene. She lives in the NY area with her husband and her dog Otis.

Host: W.F. Lantry is editor of Peacock Journal, an online literary & arts magazine and quarterly print anthology highlighting beauty in all its forms.