Carol V. Davis hosts a reading of her new poetry collection, Because I Cannot Leave This Body, at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York.
From Cornelia Street Cafe’s Website:
A POETIC CELEBRATION OF JEWISH AND ITALIAN HERITAGE.
…Maria Mazziotti Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from AWP (Association of Writers & Writing Programs), the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us (Guernica Editions). She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College, in Paterson, NJ, and editor of the Paterson Literary Review.
Yehoshua November is the author of two books of poetry, God’s Optimism, winner the MSR Book Award and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize, and Two Worlds Exist, a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The Sun Magazine, Prairie Schooner, VQR, and on NPR. November teaches writing at Rutgers University and Touro College.
Carol V. Davis is the author of Because I Cannot Leave This Body (Truman State Univ. Press, 2017), Between Storms (TSUP, 2012) and won the 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize for Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg. She received a 2015 Barbara Deming Memorial/Money for Women grant. Twice a Fulbright scholar in Russia, she teaches at Santa Monica College, Antioch University, LA and in winter 2015 in Ulan-Ude, Siberia. She is poetry editor of the Los Angeles newspaper the Jewish Journal.
Maria Lisella is the sixth Queens Poet Laureate 2015-2018. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated work appears in the poetry collection Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), and two chapbooks, Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). Her recent work is featured in Delirious, a poetic tribute to Prince (Night Ballet Press) and The Traveler’s Vade Mecum (Red Hen Press, 2017). She co-curates the Italian American Writers Association readings. A travel writer, she is a NY Expert for USA TODAY and a contributor to the Italian/English bilingual online newspaper, La Voce di New York.
Baruch November’s collection of poems, Dry Nectars of Plenty, co-won BigCityLit’s chapbook contest. His poems and short fiction have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Lumina, New Myths, The Forward, Jewish Journal, and other publications. Baruch has founded J.A.C.K. (Jewish Advocacy for Culture & Knowledge), spotlighting established and emerging poets, artists, and performers. He teaches writing and literature at Touro College.