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January 2021

The Manderley Collective presents Leila Chatti and Elizabeth Powell

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Manderley Collective presents an online reading and Q&A with Leila Chatti and Elizabeth Powell. Register here: https://nyu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYtd-6tqj0jEtAw93LunZG70_ZQyOmtr9uu

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival presents Between Clarity And Wilderness: How To Tune Your Tension With Traci Brimhall

January 18 @ 8:00 am - January 23 @ 5:00 pm EST

From the organizers: Every writer has their strengths, but we often tend to over-rely on what we already know we do well. In this workshop with Traci Brimhall, we will focus on how to create a balance of tension in poems. We will look at poems that model a balance of tension between clarity and wilderness, narrative and music, emotion and intellect. We will then use exercises to generate new work that tries to balance our inherent strengths by employing…

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Palm Beach Poetry Festival presents Gregory Orr

January 18 @ 8:00 am - January 23 @ 5:00 pm EST

From the organizers: For this year’s Thomas Lux Memorial Reading and special interview, the festival is pleased to present The Beloved: A Poetry and Song Cycle, a collaborative work created by Gregory Orr and The Parkington Sisters. This original work features the extraordinary musical compositions and lyric adaptation of Gregory Orr’s poems by the Parkington Sisters sequenced with Gregory Orr’s reading and performance. Don’t miss this! We will also present a one-on-one interview of Gregory Orr by Laure-Anne Bosselaar to…

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LOGOS presents Tyree Daye + Hannah VanderHart

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm CST
Free

From the organizers: Digital LOGOS Gathering, co-sponsored by EcoTheo Review. LOGOS Collective Collective Gatherings are 'liturgically-inflected' reading events, which engage audience participation. To participate in the ZOOM call, please RSVP through Eventbrite. A confirmation email will be sent with ZOOM link and PW for access. You can also tune-in and watch the event on the LOGOS page via FacebookLIVE (@logospoetrycollective). Register here.

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The Black Matter Is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming – Love, Love, Love, feat. Jericho Brown

January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

From the organizers: "Join us this winter for a virtual series of public conversations entitled, The Black Matter is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming. In this series, we will explore and discuss the rich tradition and innovation found in African American poetry. Poetry is a powerful art form, one that offers profound insights into what it means to be human. Through the creative, succinct, and melodious use of language, poets render into words their joys, their challenges, their vulnerabilities,…

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The Santa Cruz County Community Writers Series presents Ellen Bass

January 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST

From the organizers: Ellen Bass’s most recent poetry book is Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). Her poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and other journals. Among her awards are Fellowships from the NEA, the California Arts Council, three Pushcart Prizes, and The Lambda Literary Award. In 1973, she coedited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks!, and her nonfiction includes the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal. A Chancellor of the Academy of American…

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Lannan Center for Poetics & Social Practice presents Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EST
Lannen Center for Poetics & Social Practice, 3611 Canal Road NW
Washington, DC United States
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Lannan Center for Poetics & Social Practice welcomes Javier Zamora and Natalie Scenters-Zapico for a reading and discussion moderated by Carolyn Forché. Check here for updated information, including location TBD: https://lannan.georgetown.edu/2020-2021-readings-and-talks/javier-zamora-and-natalie-scenters-zapico/

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The Chicano Writers and Artists Association at Fresno State presents Monica Sok

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST
Free

From the organizers: Join the Chicanx Writers and Artists Association in (re)welcoming Monica Sok, an acclaimed poet, for a reading and Q&A! Monica was previously slated to read with us last Spring and we're fortunate she's able to make space with us this upcoming January. Pre-registration is required: here.   

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100 Boots Poetry Series presents Nathaniel Mackey and Natalie Shapero

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

From the organizers: "This free program will be hosted on Zoom; registration is required. The 100 Boots Poetry Series presents readings by a range of emerging and established writers from St. Louis and across the United States. 100 Boots is organized by Ted Mathys, poet and educator at Saint Louis University. Mathys will host a virtual discussion and reading with poets Nathaniel Mackey and Natalie Shapero. A selection of their books are available courtesy of Left Bank Books at left-bank.com. "Blue…

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Lit Youngstown presents Philip Metres, Kevin Carey, & Kim Roberts

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Lit Youngstown presents a celebration of three poets and their new books, streaming live on Lit Youngstown's YouTube channel. Tune in for a reading and conversation with Philip Metres, Kevin Carey, and Kim Roberts. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSU2yQJz2gpHQWwdMAfrWzw

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