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Spring Street Reading Series: Dimitrov, Fernandes, Geter, Pond
March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Join us on Saturday, March 11th, to hear four New York poets read at Atlas Studios in Newburgh, New York (just over the river from Beacon)!
This event is FREE! But we will be accepting cash or check donations to benefit the ACLU Nationwide.
ALEX DIMITROV’s new book of poems TOGETHER AND BY OURSELVES will be published by Copper Canyon Press this April. He is also the author of BEGGING FOR IT (Four Way Books, 2013) and the online chapbook American Boys (2012). Dimitrov is the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets where he edits the popular online series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. In 2009 Dimitrov founded Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon which he ran until 2013 in New York City, where he lives. With Dorothea Lasky, he runs the popular twitter account Astro Poets (@poetastrologers).
MEGAN FERNANDES is an Assistant Professor of English at Lafayette College. She holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is the author of THE KINGDOM AND AFTER (Tightrope Books 2015), the poetry editor of the anthology STRANGERS IN PARIS (Tightrope Books 2011), and the author of two poetry chapbooks: Organ Speech (Corrupt Press) and Some Citrus Makes Me Blue (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Boston Review, Rattle, The Adroit Journal, Guernica, the Academy of American Poets, and the California Journal of Poetics, among others.
HAFIZAH GETER was born in Zaria, Nigeria. Hafizah is a Cave Canem Fellow and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 “Discovery” / Boston Review Contest. She was a 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Finalist. She serves on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, co-curates the reading series EMPIRE with Ricardo Maldonado, is a poetry editor at Phantom Books. Hafizah is a 2016-2017 PEN America PEN Ten guest editor. Her poems have appeared in Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New Yorker, among others.
CATHERINE POND received her MFA in poetry from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize. In 2016, she was a finalist for NARRATIVE’s 8th Annual Poetry Contest and held a residency at the James Merrill House. She’s Assistant Director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute and co-founder of the online magazine, Two Peach, with poet Julia Anna Morrison. She teaches Poetry at F.I.T.