Please come out to The Bowery Poetry Club this Sunday, November 15th at 6 PM to hear Black Lawrence Press poets Hayden Saunier, Shelley Puhak, and Rachel Galvin read from their recently released collections. Laura McCullough, the emcee of the evening, has a book forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press and will also read.
Shelley Puhak’s poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, New Delta Review, New South, Third Coast, and other journals. She earned her MFA from the University of New Orleans and her MA from the University of Delaware. She was a 2007 Maryland State Arts Council grant recipient and is currently Writer-in-Residence at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Shelley is the author of Stalin in Aruba.
Hayden Saunier‘s poetry has appeared in 5 A.M., Beloit Poetry Journal, Mad Poets Review, Margie, Nimrod, Philadelphia Stories, Drunken Boat and Rattle, among others. She is the 2005 winner of the Robert Fraser Poetry Award, a Bucks County Poet Laureate and a Pushcart Prize nominee. An actress and voice-over artist, her film and television credits include The Sixth Sense, Philadelphia Diary and Hack. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her debut collection of poems, Tips For Domestic Travel, was a finalist for the St. Lawrence Book Award.
Rachel Galvin is a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Princeton University, where she studies twentieth century poetry. She has been a fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Hedgebrook. Her poems and translations appear in journals such as Gulf Coast, Spinning Jenny, Paintbrush, Del Sol Review, and Nimrod. She recently completed a translation of Raymond Queneau’s Courir les rues and is now translating Cesar Vallejo’s Poemas Humanos. Her first book of poems, Pulleys & Locomotion, was recently published by Black Lawrence Press.
Laura McCullough has three collections of poetry, Speech Acts, forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press (2010), What Men Want (2008) and The Dancing Bear (2006) as well as a collection of prose poems, Elephant Anger, at Mudlark online. Her poems, reviews, essays, and short prose have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, The Writers Chronicle, Prairie Schooner Review, Hotel America, Pebble Lake, New South, Crab Orchard, and many other journals. She has an MFA from Goddard College and is a doctoral student in poetry at Bangor University in Wales. She’s won two NJ State Arts Fellowships, been a Prairie Schooner Scholar in poetry, attended the Vermont Studio, Colrain, been a contributor and staff member at Bread Loaf. She founded the Creative Writing Program at Brookdale Community College in NJ where she teaches full time.
Wow! All this for just four bucks at the door. We hope to see you there!
The Bowery Poetry Club is located at 308 Bowery in Manhattan between Houston and Bleeker.
– Your Friends at Black Lawrence Press
P.S. Can’t make it to the event? You can purchase copies of the books on the Black Lawrence Press website.