Monday, March 19, 2018

Poetry Workshops at the Poetry Center in Paterson

The poetry workshops on April 14 with Kim Addonizio or Colleen J. McElroy at the Poetry Center in Paterson are filled, but a few spots are still open for the May 5 workshops.

Of course, the afternoon reading on April 14 celebrating the Winner and Finalists of the 2017 Paterson Poetry Prize is, as always, free and open to the public.  The winning book is Kim Addonizio's, Mortal Trash (W. W. Norton & Company, New York, NY).

On May 5, 2018, Joseph Bathanti & Jill Bialosky will conduct workshops in the morning
and read their poetry in the afternoon.
Workshops are at 10 am to 12 pm - registration information.

Joseph Bathanti is former Poet Laureate of North Carolina (2012-14) and recipient of the 2016 North Carolina Award for Literature. He is author of 10 books of poetry, including The 13th Sunday after Pentecost (LSU, 2016). His books of fiction are East Liberty, Coventry, The High Heart, and The Life of the World to Come. His recent book of personal essays, Half of What I Say Is Meaningless, is the winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction. Bathanti is Professor of Creative Writing at Appalachian State University, in North Carolina, and Writer-in-Residence in the University’s Watauga Residential College.

Jill Bialosky is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir—History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life; four collections of poetry—The Players, Intruder, Subterranean, and The End of Desire; and three novels—The Prize, House Under Snow, and The Life Room. She is co-editor, with Helen Schulman, of the anthology, Wanting a Child. Her poems and essays appear in The New Yorker, O Magazine, Paris Review, The Nation, The New Republic, Kenyon Review, and American Poetry Review, among other publications.