RR: Slapering Hol Press Reading

March 21, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

No cover. 2 drink minimum.

Slapering Hol Press Reading featuring 2018 Chapbook Contest Winner, Rebecca Doverspike; SHP Advisory Committee Members: Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Susanne Cleary, Lynn McGee, and Estha Weiner; and SHP co-editor Jennifer Franklin. Thursday March 21, 2019

Sally Bliumis-Dunnteaches Modern Poetry at Manhattanville College and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Her poems appeared in New Ohio Review, On the Seawall, The Paris Review, Prairie Schooner, PLUME, Poetry London, the NYT, PBS NewsHour, upstreet, The Writer’s Almanac, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-day, and Ted Kooser’s column, among others. Her chapbook. Galapagos Poems, was published by Kattywompus Press in 2016. Her third full-length collection, Echolocation, was published by Plume editions Madhat Press in March 2018. Shortly afterwards she was interviewed by Nin Andrews for THE BEST OF AMERICAN POETRY.

Suzanne Cleary’sfourth book is Crude Angel (BkMk Press 2018). Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, the John Ciardi Prize, a fellowship from the New Foundation for the Arts, and residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Core faculty in the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Converse College, she is not the famous Irish dancer Suzanne Cleary. She is not much of a dancer.

Rebecca Doverspike’s Every Present Thing, A Ghost won the 2018 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Prize. She is completing an MDiv. degree at Harvard Divinity School with an emphasis on Buddhism. She is studying to be an interfaith hospital chaplain. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from West Virginia University.

Jennifer Franklin (AB Brown, MFA Columbia) is the author of two full-length collections including No Small Gift (Four Way Books 2018). Her poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, The Nation, Paris Review, “poem-a-day” on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She is co-editor of Slapering Hol Press and she teaches manuscript revision at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, where she serves as Program Director. She lives in New York City with her family.

Lynn McGee is a poet living in New York City. Her books include Tracks, (Broadstone Books, 2019) and Sober Cooking, (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016). She is also the author of two award-winning chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press, 2015), and Bonanza, (Slapering Hol Press, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 1997). Her work is forthcoming in the Tampa Review, Lavender Reviewand upstreet.

Estha Weiner’s fourth poetry collection is at the last minute (Salmon Poetry, 2019). She is co-editor/contributor to Blues For Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (University of Akron Press). Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republicand Barrow Street. Winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize and Visiting Scholar to Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England, she is founding director of Sarah Lawrence NY Alumni Writers Nights, and serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley Writers Center. She is a professor in the English Deptartment of City College of NY, CUNY and Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute.

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