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Cultivating Voices Live Poetry: June 9, 2024

Cultivating Voices Live Poetry: June 9, 2024

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Welcome to Cultivating Voices LIVE Poetry for our weekly reading, this week featuring a NEW BOOKS SHOWCASE!

This week we welcome:

Sylvia Byrne Pollack, author of Risking It (Red Mountain Press 2021), grew up in Batavia, NY. She earned a B.A. in Zoology from Syracuse University, a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in psychology from Antioch University-Seattle. Now a Research Professor Emeritus after a long career in cancer research at the University of Washington, Sylvia decided to focus on poetry following a trip to Antarctica in 2007. Her poems have appeared in many print and online journals including Floating Bridge Review, Crab Creek Review, Quartet Journal, and The Stillwater Review. She is a two-time Pushcart nominee, won the 2013 Mason’s Road Winter Literary Award, was a 2019 Jack Straw Writer and a 2021 Mineral School Resident. Her newest collection, also from Red Mountain, is What Lasts, a memoir in poetry.

Born in New Mexico and raised in Nebraska and Colorado, Erin Malone is the author of Site of Disappearance, finalist for the National Poetry Series, and Hover, winner of the Patricia Bibby First Book Award. Erin previously served as Editor of Poetry Northwest; she currently works as a manuscript consultant and as a bookseller on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Lauren Russell is a poet and writer in hybrid forms. Her collections include Descent (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2020), winner of the 2021 Anna Rabinowitz Prize from the Poetry Society of America, What’s Hanging on the Hush (Ahsahta Press 2017), and her newest, A Window That Can Neither Open nor Close: Poems, Plots, Chance, now in pre-order with Milkweed Editions. Russell is the recipient of multiple honors, including a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, a Cave Canem fellowship, and more. Her work has appeared in myriad publications, including The New York Times Magazine and The Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day. She is currently on the faculty of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins.

Julie Marie Wade is Professor of English & Creative Writing at Florida International University in Miami. A winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series and the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir, her recent collections include Fugue: An Aural History (Diagram/New Michigan Press, 2023), Otherwise: Essays (Autumn House, 2023), selected by Lia Purpura for the 2022 Autumn House Nonfiction Book Prize, and the forthcoming memoir, The Mary Years (Texas Review Press, 2024), selected by Michael Martone as the winner of the 2023 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. Julie makes her home with Angie Griffin and their two cats in Dania Beach.

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06-09-2024 at 03:00 PM (EDT) to
06-09-2024 at 05:00 PM (EDT)


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