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Monday, April 27, 2015

POETRY EVENTS - NEW YORK CITY

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Thursday, May 7, 7:00pm

New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Yona Harvey and Afaa Weaver, with Charif Shanahan

Yona Harvey is a literary artist living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the poetry collection, Hemming the Water (Four Way Books: New York), which won the Kate Tufts Discovery Award from Claremont Graduate University.  She is also the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant in literary nonfiction from The Pittsburgh Foundation.   Her poems can be found in jubilat, Gulf Coast, Callaloo, West Branch, and various journals and anthologies, including A Poet's Craft: A Comprehensive Guide to Making and Sharing Your Poetry (Ed. Annie Finch). She lives in Pennsylvania, where she is Assistant Professor in the Writing Program at the University of Pittsburgh.
Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of 14 collections of poetry, most recently City of Eternal Spring. His 12th collection, The Government of Nature, won the 2014 Kingsley Tufts Award. His other honors include three Pushcart prizes in poetry, NEA and Pew fellowships, and a Fulbright appointment in 2002 to teach in Taiwan. Also a playwright, he received the PDI Award (1993), and his new play is GRIP. Afaa works in contemporary Chinese poetry as a translator and teaches at Simmons College and in the Drew University MFA program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation.  His websites: plumflowertrilogy.org  &  afaaweaver.net
Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
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Saturday, May 16, 3:00pm

A TRIBUTE TO WANDA COLEMAN

The public is invited to attend a celebration of Wanda Coleman's life and work.  Welcomed by Wanda Coleman's widower Austin Straus, distinguished contemporary poets will read a selection of Wanda's poems and discuss her impact on their lives and work. 
Co-sponsored by Poets House.
Poets House
1o River Terrace
8 West 10th Street

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