Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Hosted by Cory Willingham, Editor of Hawk & Whippoorwill, a journal of poems of humanity & nature.
About our featured reader: Abhay K. is the author of numerous collections of poetry, and editor of CAPITALS and100 Great Indian Poems.
About our roundtable readers: SARA AFSHAR is an immigration legal services attorney. Her work has appeared in Slice Literary and in Soundings East, and is on display in Boston City Hall as part of the Mayor’s Poetry Program. MARY BUCHINGER is author of einfühlungin feeling (2018), Aerialist (2015), and Roomful of Sparrows (2008); President of the New England Poetry Club founded by Robert Frost, Amy Lowell, Conrad Aiken, and Professor of English and Communication Studies at MCPHS University in Boston. Her work has appeared in AGNI, DIAGRAM, Gargoyle, Nimrod, Salamander, Slice, and elsewhere. BLAKE CAMPBELL lives in Salem, Massachusetts and works as an editor. He is the recipient of the 2015 Academy of American Poets College Poetry Prize at Emerson College, and his poem “Bioluminescence” won the 2015 Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets. His work has appeared on poets.org, in The Emerson Review, and in The Road Not Taken: A Journal of Formal Poetry. CAT DOSSETT is a visual artist and writer, and Chapbooks Editor for Pen & Anvil Press. ED MEEK is the author of three books of poetry and a collection of short stories. His work has appeared in The Paris Review, The North American Review, Cream City Review, Boston Review, The Sun, The Christian Science Monitor, The Boston Globe, and elsewhere. He has taught composition, creative writing and literature at the high school and college level. He lives in Somerville with his wife Elizabeth. PAUL ROWE is Editor of The Charles River Journal, and is at work editing a volume of Selected Poems of Ted Richer. DANIAL SHARIAT is a student of economics at Boston University; his writing has appeared in Hawk & Whippoorwill and The Core Journal. SASSAN TABATABAI is the author of Father of Songs: The Poetry of Rudaki, and the poetry collection Uzunburun. He teaches humanities and Persian at Boston University and Boston College.
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