Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Reading January 12 at 7 pm.

Join us on January 12 at 7 pm to hear three great authors read: Diana Whitney, Kim Addonizio, and Katie Byrum.

Diana Whitney’s first collection of poetry, Wanting It, was released by Harbor Mountain Press in August 2014 and quickly became a Poetry Bestseller at Small Press Distribution. Diana graduated from Dartmouth College and Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar, and attended the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. Her essays and poems have appeared in many publications, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Numero Cinq, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Puerto del Sol, and the Crab Orchard Review. Her irreverent parenting column, Spilt Milk, was syndicated for years, garnered an avid readership, and ran as a commentary series on VPR. A yoga instructor, Diana lives with her family in Brattleboro, VT, where she blogs for The Huffington Post and runs Core Flow Yoga & Sport.

Kim Addonizio has been called “one of our nation’s most provocative and edgy poets.” Her latest books are Lucifer at the Starlite, a finalist for the Poets Prize and the Northern CA Book Award; and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, both from W.W. Norton. Her novel-in-verse, Jimmy & Rita, was recently reissued by Stephen F. Austin State University Press ( Kalima Press published her Selected Poems in Arabic. Addonizio’s honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEA Fellowships, and Pushcart Prizes for both poetry and the essay. Her collection Tell Me was a National Book Award Finalist. Other books include two novels from Simon & Schuster, Little Beauties and My Dreams Out in the Street. Her new story collection, The Palace of Illusions, materialized courtesy of Counterpoint/Soft Skull in September 2014. Addonizio offers private poetry workshops in Oakland, NYC, and online, and often incorporates her love of blues harmonica into her readings.

Katie Byrum is a native Kentuckian who currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she co-curates two poetry events: the witchy series COVEN and the Tri-Lengua Reading Series. Her work has been featured in Gulf Coast Magazine, Lumberyard, Big Bell, iO Poetry, Split Lip Magazine, Ghost Town, Pine Hills Review, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Handsome, Poor Claudia: Phenome, and elsewhere. Her first poetry collection, Burn It Down, is forthcoming in December 2014 from Forklift Books. More information is available at

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