KGB Monday Night Poetry

September 9, 2019 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
KGB Bar
KGB Monday Night Poetry

Tony Hoagland Essay Book release

Please join Edward Hirsch, Marie Howe, David Tomas Martinez, and Kay Cosgrove for a tribute to the late poet and essayist Tony Hoagland. The reading will include selections from Tony's poetry and prose, including his most recent book The Art of Voice. Help us celebrate a unique voice that has profoundly impacted contemporary American poetry

Edward Hirsch, a MacArthur Fellow, has published nine books of poems, including The Living Fire and Gabriel: A Poem (2014), as well as five books of prose, among them, How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry (1999), a national bestseller.  His new collection of poems, Stranger by Night, will be published in February.    

Marie Howe is the author of four volumes of poetry, Magdalene: PoemsThe Kingdom of Ordinary Time; The Good Thief; and What the Living Do, and she is the co-editor of a book of essays, In the Company of My Solitude: American Writing from the AIDS Pandemic. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, Agni, Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and The Partisan Review, among others. She has been a fellow at the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College and a recipient of NEA and Guggenheim fellowships, and Stanley Kunitz selected Howe for a Lavan Younger Poets Prize from the American Academy of Poets. In 2015, she received the Academy of American Poets Poetry Fellowship which recognizes distinguished poetic achievement. From 2012-2014, she served as the Poet Laureate of New York State.

David Tomas Martinez's debut collection of poetry, Hustle, was released in 2014 by Sarabande Books. Martinez is a Pushcart winner, CantoMundo fellow, a Breadloaf Stanley P. Young Fellow, NEA fellow, and NEA Big Read author. Post Traumatic Hood Disorder, a second collection, was released by Sarabande Books in 2018. Martinez lives in Brooklyn.

Kay Cosgrove received an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and a PhD in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She is the recipient of awards from The Academy of American Poets, Inprint Houston, and The Westchester Review. Her poetry has appeared in The Southern Review, The Massachusetts Review, Prairie Schooner, and Field, among other journals. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia.