A reading by Carole Bernstein and Patrick Donnelly
6:00 pm in the Arts Cafe
Carole Bernstein is the author of three poetry collections, Buried Alive: A To-Do List (Hanging Loose Press, 2019); Familiar (Hanging Loose Press)—which J. D. McClatchy called “an exhilarating book”—and And Stepped Away from the Circle (Sow’s Ear Press), winner of the Sow’s Ear Chapbook contest. Her poems have been widely published, including in Antioch Review, Bridges, Chelsea, The F-Word, Paterson Literary Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, and Yale Review, and in anthologies such as American Poetry: The Next Generation and Unsettling America. She is an original member of KWH’s Suppose an Eyes poetry group. A Penn graduate (C’81), she studied poetry with Daniel Hoffman and William Zaranka, and won second place in a university-wide poetry contest judged by Elizabeth Bishop (who corrected her grammar).
PATRICK DONNELLY is the author of four books of poetry, Little-Known Operas (Four Way Books, 2019), Jesus Said (a chapbook from Orison Books, 2017), Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012, a 2013 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award), and The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press). Donnelly is director of the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place, Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, now a center for poetry and the arts. Donnelly’s awards include the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, and a 2018 Amy Clampitt Residency Award. More at www.patrickdonnellypoetry.com