Thursday nights are traditionally the busiest for poetry here in the upstate area. There are generally about four readings or events happening each Thursday. Next Thursday, April 11, is no different with the return of School of Night at the Pearl St. Pub, open mics in Voorhessville, Glens Falls, and Lake Katrine, plus two regular events here in Albany at the Book Club and Hudson River Coffee House.
On top of all of that excitement Frequency North will be bringing the season to a close with a reading from poets Meg Kearney and M. Bartley Seigel at The College of Saint Rose (Standish Rooms, Events and Athletics Center, 420 Western Ave., Albany) starting at 7:30pm.
Meg Kearney’s most recent collection of poems, Home By Now (Four Way Books 2009), was winner of the 2010 PEN New England LL Winship Award. The title poem of Home By Now is included in Garrison Keillor’s Good Poems: American Places anthology (Viking Penguin 2011). Her first collection of poetry, An Unkindness of Ravens, was published by BOA Editions Ltd. in 2001. The Secret of Me, her novel in verse for teens, was released in 2005 by Persea Books. Its sequel, The Girl in the Mirror, came out this year. Kearney’s first picture book, Trouper the Three-Legged Dog, is forthcoming from Scholastic in 2013 and will be illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
Kearney’s poetry has been featured on Poetry Daily and Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac,” and has been published in such publications as Poetry, Agni, and Ploughshares. She is Founding Director of the Solstice Low-Residency M.F.A. in Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, Mass. For eleven years before that, she was Associate Director of the National Book Foundation (sponsor of the National Book Awards) in New York City. She is the recipient of fellowships from such places as New Hampshire Council on the Arts, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Academy of American Poets Award. A native New Yorker, Meg currently resides in New Hampshire with her three-legged black Lab, Trooper.
M. Bartley Seigel (Matt) is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing & Diverse Literatures at Michigan Tech and is founder of [PANK] a nonprofit literary arts collective that includes PANK Magazine, the Little Book Series, the Invasion Readings across the country. He is the author of the poetry collection This Is What They Say (Typecast Publishing 2012). His writing has also appeared in or is forthcoming from secretjournalmagazine, H_NGM_N, The Lumberyard, Michigan Quarterly Review, Forklift, Ohio, Cell Poems, Bluestem, Bateau, Necessary Fiction, Monkeybicycle, Dogzplot, Wheelhouse, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. He lives in Houghton, Michigan, with his family.
This is event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.FrequencyNorth.com.