Monday, May 2, 2016

Alicia Suskin Ostriker and reg e gaines at the Poetry Center in Paterson

This Saturday, May 7, the Poetry Center at PCCC's Distinguished Poets Series presents a free reading featuring Alicia Suskin Ostriker and reg e gaines.

The reading will be at 1 pm at the Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street (corner of Ellison St.), Paterson, NJ.

Workshops will be offered by Ostriker and gaines from 10 am to 12 pm prior to their readings. Pre-registration and a fee of $20 is required. Contact the Poetry Center at 973-684-6555 to check registration availability.

Poet, critic, and activist Alicia Suskin Ostriker has published numerous volumes of poetry, including The Book of Seventy (2009), which received the Jewish National Book Award; No Heaven (2005); The Volcano Sequence (2002); Little Space (1998), a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; The Crack in Everything (1996), winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award; The Imaginary Lover (1986), winner of the William Carlos Williams Award; A Woman Under the Surface (1983), Once More Out of Darkness (1974), and Songs (1969). In 2014, her collection, The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog (Pitt Poetry Series), was published.
Ostriker has taught in the low-residency Poetry MFA program of Drew University and New England College. She lives in Princeton, NJ, and is professor emerita of English at Rutgers University.

reg e gaines is a Tony Award-nominated playwright and Grammy-nominated lyricist, Bring in da Noise/Bring in da Funk, a Heideman Award Finalist, The Beatles Killed Jazz, and winner of the 2003 Downtown Urban Theater Festival’s Best Play Award for Other Aspects. reg has four books of poetry including, The Original Buckwheat and Abstract Sax, and is editor of the 2015 poetry anthology, A Year In Ink, Vol. 8. This former Nuyorican Poets CafĂ© Grand Slam Champ has read his poems on, The Arsenio Hall Show, Jon Stewart Show, MTV's Spoken Word Un-Plugged, Woodstock '94, MSNBC's Edgewise and Seasons Four/ Five of HBO's Def Poetry.
He was recently commissioned to write and direct Through the Looking Glass by Center Theatre Group, a project designed to create theater in underserved Los Angeles neighborhoods.

An open reading will follow the featured readers.

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