RHP at Boston Court
Red Hen Press partners with Boston Court Performing Arts Center, a venue dedicated to presenting works that are creative, bold, and daring. It strives to challenge the audiences of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley with diverse programs in an intimate setting. Past readers include Yusef Komunyakaa, recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the 1994 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, B.H. Fairchild, who has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, the William Carlos Williams Award, the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and the PEN Center USA West Poetry Award, Nikky Finney, recipient of a PEN America Open Book Award and the Benjamin Franklin Award for Poetry, and Garrett Hongo, whose The River of Heaven (Knopf, 1988) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and whose honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 North Mentor Avenue
General admission $10
PSA members, students & seniors $5
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May 7, 2013 @ 7 pm
Douglas Kearney’s first full-length collection of poems, Fear, Some, hit the shelves in 2006 (Red Hen Press). His second manuscript, The Black Automaton (Fence Books, 2009), was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series and was a finalist for the PEN Center USA Award in 2010. His newest chapbook, SkinMag (A5/Deadly Chaps) is now available. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, a Coat Hanger award and fellowships at Idyllwild and Cave Canem. His poetry has appeared in Callaloo, nocturnes, jubilat, Ninth Letter, Washington Square, and Gulf Coast, among other journals.
Maggie Nelson is the author of four books of nonfiction and four books of poetry. Her most recent book, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (W. W. Norton, 2011), was featured on the front cover of the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times, as well as named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and an Editors’ Choice. Her poetry has been widely anthologized, including in the Best American Poetry series. Recent awards include a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, and a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.
Meghan O’Rourke began her career as one of the youngest editors in the history of The New Yorker. Since then, she has served as culture editor and literary critic for Slate as well as poetry editor and advisory editor for The Paris Review. O’Rourke is the author of the poetry collections Once (2011) and Halflife (2007). She was awarded the inaugural May Sarton Poetry Prize, the Union League Prize for Poetry from the Poetry Foundation, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, two Pushcart Prizes, and a Front Page Award for her cultural criticism.
This event is co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America.
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