Thursday, April 7, 2011

National Poetry Month Extended to May 1

While the rest of the country will be suffering a National-Poetry-Month-hangover on May 1, Cousins Reading Series will still be partying like it's April!

Look at this lineup of poets (plus one novelist) who will be reading with Cousins on May 1st:

Mairéad Byrne is an Irish poet whose books include
Nelson & The Huruburu Bird, An Educated Heart, Talk Poetry, and The Best of (What's Left of) Heaven. She is associate professor of poetry and poetics at Rhode Island School of Design.

Ryan Flaherty, author of What’s This, Bombadier? (LSU Press), is the recipient of the 2010 PEN /New England Discovery Award for Poetry. He has published two chapbooks, Novas and Live, from the Delay. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Columbia, and elsewhere. He lives and teaches in New Hampshire.

Steve Himmer stories have appeared in various journals and anthologies. He edits the web journal Necessary Fiction, and teaches at Emerson College in Boston. His novel The Bee-Loud Glade is just out from Atticus Books.

Daniel Tiffany is the author of three books of poetry: Privado (Action Books),The Dandelion Clock (Tinfish Press),and Puppet Wardrobe. His work has appeared in Boston Review, Paris Review, jubilat, and other journals. He is professor of English and comparative literature at University of Southern California.

Cousins Reading Series is held at Abe's Bar, 302 Wickenden Street, Providence. Start time is around 6:30 PM.