Hear Dawn Lundy Martin read from her most recent collection, Discipline, hailed by Fanny Howe as “necessary, and hot on the eye.” She is joined by the winner of the 2013 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize Geffrey Davis, showcasing selections from his debut collection Revising the Storm, and Arisa White, presenting from Hurrah’s Nest, a finalist for the 2013 Wheatley Book Award. Reception and book signing follow. Free and open to the public.
The New School
66 West 12th Street, 7th Floor, Room 712
New York, NY
Come celebrate the release of Willie Perdomo’s most recent collection, The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon. Junot Diaz writes, “There is no poet alive who can match the lyrical intelligence, ferocious wit and searching humanity of Willie Perdomo. . . the hurricane we all write home about.” He is joined by Aimee Nezhukumatathil, the widely anthologized author of three books of poetry, including Lucky Fish, winner of the gold medal in Poetry from the Independent Publisher Book Awards and the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize for Independent Books. A brief Q & A led by poet John Murillo and book signing will follow.
Free and open to the public.
Queens College, CUNY
Klapper Hall, 4th Floor
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
With poems that “plunge to the soul-depths of the people who inhabit them,” this National Book Award Finalist inspires audiences to follow in her “sonic wake (Gregory Orr).” The Connecticut Poetry Festival, November 13-16, is hosted by the Riverwood Poetry Series , and brings four days of readings, performance poetry and workshops to Hartford, CT. Suggested Donation of $10.Book signing to follow.
This is a Writers Circuit-curated reading: the poet has donated her honorarium to benefit Cave Canem.
The Mark Twain House & Museum
351 Farmington Ave.
Enjoy an evening with fall workshop poets as they showcase new work honed in Erica Hunt’s Letters to the Future. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
20 Jay Street