Saturday, March 29, 2014

Paterson Poetry Prize Reading Features Richard Blanco


April 5, 2014
A reading by the winners of the 2013 Paterson Poetry Prize
Featuring Richard Blanco
1 p. m. – Hamilton Club Building
32 Church Street, Paterson
Free


THE 2013 PATERSON POETRY PRIZE was awarded to Richard Blanco, for Looking for The Gulf Motel (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA).  He writes of seemingly ordinary events, yet deeper meanings lie in his depictions of the quotidian. Although the specific details in his poems are taken from his own life, the emotions he evokes are universal. It is impossible to forget Blanco’s poetry. His writing is lyrical and beautiful in its clarity.

Poetry writing workshops will be offered with Joseph Millar or Aaron Smith at 10 AM. Fee $15. Pre-registration required.


Finalists
Nathan Brown, Karma Crisis: New & Selected Poems (Mezcalita Press, Norman, OK)
Joseph Millar, Blue Rust (Carnegie Mellon University Press, Pittsburgh, PA)
Melinda Palacio, How Fire Is a Story, Waiting (Tia Chucha Press, Los Angeles, CA)
Richard Silberg, The Horses: New & Selected Poems (Red Hen Press, Pasadena, CA)
Aaron Smith, Appetite (University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA)
Natasha Trethewey, Thrall (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, NY)
David Wagoner, After the Point of No Return (Copper Canyon Press, Port Townsend, WA)