Katrinka Moore to Feature at the Third Thursday Poetry Night

Katrinka Moore

Poet will read from Katrinka Moore work at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany on Thursday, May 17, 2018,  at 7:30 p.m.

Katrinka Moore will read from her latest book, Wayfarers (Pelekinesis, 2018), a collection of poems told by multiple narrators. A former dancer and choreographer, Moore combines lyric poetry and visual art in her works.

Wayfarers by Katrinka MooreMoore started out in dance and choreography, made a brief foray into performance art, and shifted to poetry, eventually bringing visual components into her work. She is the author of NumaThief, This is Not a Story, and Wayfarers. This is Not a Story won the New Women’s Voices Prize in 2003 and Thief was a contest finalist in 2008 for Marsh Hawk Press, Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and the Wick Poetry Prize.

Moore has poems in the Paulinskill Poetry Project’s Voices from Here, Vol. II, Milkweed Editions’ Stories from Where We Live, The Best of the Texas Poetry Calendar, Dos Gatos Press’ Weaving the Terrain, and This Full Green Hour, an anthology of the One O’clock Poets.

Her work appears in many online and print journals, including Brooklyn Review, Dépositions le blogDucts.org, First Literary Review-East, Found Poetry    Review, Leaping Clear, The Little Magazine, MungBeingOtolithsPoetry Motel,  Snorkel, and Stillwater Review.

A reading by a local or regional poet is held each Third Thursday at the Social Justice Center.  The event includes an open mic for audience members to read.  Sign-up starts at 7:00 p.m., with the reading beginning at 7:30.  The host of the readings is Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox.  The suggested donation is $3.00, which helps support this and other poetry programs of the Poetry Motel Foundation, and the work of the Social Justice Center.  For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox, 518-482-0262; e-mail: dwlcx@earthlink.net.

The Social Justice Center, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization working for progressive social change through education, community building and collective action.  The center advances the struggles against racism and for peace and justice.  For further information about the SJC call 518-434-4037.