This coming Wednesday night, Carol Graser is hosting the monthly Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic and this time around there will be two local, teaching poets as the features.
The first Wednesday of every month Caffè Lena presents Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poets: Julianna Spalhollz and Jordan Smith
Hosted by Carol Graser
Julianna Spallholz’s short fiction and prose poetry has appeared in Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, NOÖ Weekly, Tarpaulin Sky, both print and audio issues of Gargoyle, and elsewhere. She has collaborated her work with musicians, visual artists, a DJ, and a chef. She currently teaches writing and English in upstate New York and is at work on a second collection of short fictions. The State of Kansas (GenPop Books 2012), a collection of short and very short fiction, is her debut collection.
Jordan Smith is the author of two previous books published by the University of Tampa Press, The Name of Things Are Leaving and For Appearances, first winner of the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. His other collections include An Apology for Loving the Old Hymns (Princeton University Press, 1982), Lucky Seven (Wesleyan University Press, 1988), and The Household of Continuance (Copper Beech Press, 1992). His poems have appeared in Antaeus, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Yale Review, New England Review, DoubleTake, The Cortland Review, Salmagundi, and others. He lives in eastern New York and teaches at Union College.