March 14, 5 pm
New Works Reading: Ruth Ellen Kocher and Douglas Kearney
Engage with the cutting-edge poetry of Ruth Ellen Kocher and Douglas Kearney. The author of five collections, Kocher’s domina Un/blued (Tupelo Press, 2013) has been praised by Lyn Emmanuel as “resolutely austere, with each lyric appearing to start from the erasure of the preceding—like snowfall atop a snow bank.” Kearney’s new chapbook, Skinmag, (A5/Deadly Chaps, 2012) continues in the “performative typography” tradition of his debut full-length collection, Fear, Some (Red Hen Press, 2006). His The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was selected by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series. Reception and book signing follow. Free and open to the public.
New York University
Lillian Vernon House
58 West 10th Street
New York, NY
March 17, 11:59 pm: Deadline to submit to the 2014 Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Guidelines for on-line submission of 48-75-pages with $15 entry fee.
A prize of $1,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press for a first poetry collection by an African American poet. Terrance Hayes will judge.