Thursday, May 25, 2006

Muriel Rukeyser - Wednesday, August 9th

Ada Limón - "Waiting for Icarus" and "Resurrection of the Right Side"
Ada Limón is originally from Sonoma, California. A graduate of the Creative Writing Program at New York University, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. Her first book, lucky wreck, was the winner of the 2005 Autumn House Poetry Prize and her second book, this big fake world, was the winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize and is due out in the fall.

Amanda Lichtenberg - "Effort at Speech Between Two People"
Born and raised in New York City, Amanda Lichtenberg’s poetry has been published in journals and anthologies, most recently in Lungfull. Amanda was a first place recipient of the Amy Award in 2001 and received her MFA from New England College in 2005.

Betsy Andrews - "Waking this Morning" and "Despisals"
Betsy Andrews' book, New Jersey, winner of the University of Wisconsin's Brittingham Prize in Poetry, comes out in February 2007.

Bonnie Rose Marcus - "Artifact"
Bonnie Rose Marcus is Director of the Readings/Workshops and Writers Exchange programs at Poets & Writers. A poet and theatre artist, she has read and performed at a variety of venues including ABC NO RIO, Cornelia Street Cafe, Playwright's Horizon, Night and Day, Tony N' Tina's Wedding and Synaethestic Theatre. She is presently working on a book of poetry based on her experiences working in hospice.

Carley Moore - "In Hades, Orpheus" and "Boy With His Hair Cut Short"
Carley Moore' s poetry has been published in Fence, La Petite Zine, and Painted Bride Quarterly. She teaches writing and cultural studies in the General Studies Program at New York University and is finishing a book entitled A Subscription to Trouble: Seventeen Magazine and the Girl Writer 1963-1999.

Cynthia Kraman - "Gradus ad Parnassum," "Ms. Lot," "Salamander," and "The Flying Red Horse"
Cynthia Kraman is the author of three collections of poetry as well as short stories, essays, plays and articles on Medieval literature. She was part of the punk/no wave music scene in Seattle as lead singer and songwriter for Chinas Comidas (CD available on cd baby). She is currently an associate professor of English. Her work is online at Speechless, the magazine.

Dana Maisel - "Wreath of Women" and "Suicide Blues"
Dana Maisel is a poet and artist living in New York. She is currently working on Entropy and Ocean for Inoculate theater.

Elinor Nauen - "The Road" and "The Refuges"
Elinor Nauen is the author or editor of American Guys; CARS and Other Poems; Ladies, Start Your Engines: Women Writers on Cars & The Road; Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend: Women Writers on Baseball; and So Late into the Night, a recently completed booklength poem in ottava rima.

Gina Myers - seventh poem from "Nine Poems for the Unborn Child"
Gina Myers lives in Brooklyn where she co-edits the tiny with Gabriella Torres.

Jan Freeman– “Among Grass” and “The Poem as Mask”
an Freeman is the author of three collections of poetry: Simon Says, Hyena, and Autumn Sequence. She is publisher of Paris Press, which she founded in order to re-issue Rukeyser's The Life of Poetry. She lives in Ashfield, MA.

Jeanne Marie Beaumont - "Recovering," "Fable" and "Looking at Each Other"
Jeanne Marie Beaumont is the author of two collections, Curious Conduct and Placebo Effects, and coeditor of The Poets' Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales. She teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y.

Jennifer Bartlett - "Three Sides of a Coin"
Jennifer Bartlett was a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. Her first collection, Derivative of the Moving Image, is forthcoming from the University of New Mexico Press.

Karen Swenson - "The Ballad of Orange and Grape"
Karen Swenson has published four books of poetry with Doubleday, The Smith and Copper Canyon. For the last 25 years she has traveled to Asia and has circumambulated the holy mountain, Kailash, in Tibet five times. She has taught at NYU, Denver University, Barnard, Clark, Skidmore, Scripps and the University of Idaho.

Lee Briccetti– “Poem White Page White Page Poem” and and excerpt of “Kathe Kollwitz”
Lee Briccetti is Executive Director of Poets House, a 45,000-volume poetry archive and meeting place for poets and poetry readers in New York City. She has received a New York Foundation for the Arts Award for Poetry and has been a Poetry Fellow at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Herf irst book of poems, Day Mark, has just been released from Four Way Books.

Maggie Balistreri - "Seventh Avenue"
Maggie Balistreri is the author of The Evasion-English Dictionary. She has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and C-SPAN's BookTV. With Jen Benka, Maggie co-hosted the 24-hour marathon reading of the complete poems of Emily Dickinson at the Bowery Poetry Club.

Michael Carman - "M-Day's Child Is Fair of Face"
Michael Carman is a poet and writer who teaches poetry at Sing Sing Prison and enjoys leading writing workshops for Poets & Writers whenever she can. She’s currently working on a chapbook and a family memoir.

Nicole Steinberg - "What I See" and "Poem"
Nicole Steinberg is the Associate Editor of BOMB Magazine and an Associate Poetry Editor of LIT. She hosts and curates the Earshot Reading Series in Brooklyn, dedicated to promoting the work and presence of emerging writers. She recently received her MFA in poetry from The New School.

Salita Bryant

Sarah Ruth Jacobs - "The Children's Orchard"
Sarah Ruth Jacobs is an MFA candidate in poetry at The New School and a 2006 recipient of the Poets & Writers' Amy Award. Her first poetry collection, Valence, was published by Flarestack Press in 2005.

Soraya Shalforoosh - "This House, This Country"
Soraya Shalforoosh was recently featured in the Emerging Poets Series in the Academy of American Poet's magazine, American Poet. Shalforoosh's poems have appeared in journals such as the Marlboro Review, Barrow Street, Columbia Poetry Review, etc. Soraya received her MFA in Creative Writing, Poetry from The New School.

Stephanie Strickland - "Statement: Philippa Allen"
Stephanie Strickland is both a print and electronic poet. Her fourth book V: WaveSon.nets/Losing L’una, has a web component. Award-winning works include V, True North, The Red Virgin, and Ballad of Sand and Harry Soot.

Susan Brennan - "Sounds of Night in the Country of the Opposites"
Susan Brennan's poetry appears in Terra Incognita (translated),Unpleasant Events Schedule, Calabash Journal, Painted Bride Quarterly, Cake Train and Margie. She is the producer and host of Radio Poetique, an on-line audio archive.

Susan Thomas - "College Radicals," "What Do We See," and "I Make My Magic"
Susan E. Thomas works as a librarian at BMCC/CUNY and previously worked at the Pratt Institute Library. Her publications include work in Red China Magazine, Cream City Review, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency. She is working on collection tentatively called Camellia vs. Azalea.

Suzanne Gardinier - "The Conjugation of the Parmecium" and "St. Roach"
Suzanne Gardinier is the author of a long poem called "The New World" and a book of essays on poetry and politics called A World That Will Hold All the People. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence and lives in Manhattan.

Tamara Fishman - "Bubble of Air" and "Myth"
Tamara Fishman is a guitar-playing singer-songwriter with "an unrivaled voice" (according to Audio Venus, Women in Music & Media) who has performed at various venues in New York City, including CB's 313 Gallery and Pianos. Her songs of loss and longing--often imbued with a defiant search for a resonant life--can be heard on her debut CD, The Hunger and the Silence. Please visit her website at

Tara Betts - "The Blood is Justified," "It Is There," and "Trinity Churchyard"
Tara Betts, an MFA candidate at New England College and Cave Canem graduate, has worked as an educator, performer, freelance writer, arts administrator and activist. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, Women's Studies Quarterly, Essence, FEMSPEC, at the National Poetry Slam and on HBO's Def Poetry Jam.

Vivian Gornick - "This Place In The Ways" and "To Enter That Rhythm Where The Self Is Lost"
Vivian Gornick is a non-fiction writer of memoirs, personal essays and literary criticism. Among her books are Fierce Attachments, Approaching Eye Level and The End of the Novel of Love. She lives in New York City.