The 2019 Word Fest presents a the Up The River, Issue Seven Launch Reading with poets Matt Galletta, Roberta Gould, Robert A. Miller, Mary Cuffe Perez, George Payne, and Thomas Bonville at Restuarant Navona. This event is hosted by Mary Panza and Carissa Haberland.
Matt Galletta lives in upstate New York. A book of poems, The Ship Is Sinking, is available from Epic Rites Press. Check www.mattgalletta.com for more information.
Roberta Gould‘s work has appeared in many poetry magazines, including Up the River in its inaugural issue. She lives in the Hudson value and her books include, To the Dogs, Louder Than Seeds, Not By Blood Alone, and others. Roberta’s website for more information and poems is robertagould.net.
Robert A. Miller spent his childhood in Brooklyn, but his home and spirit are now in the Catskill Mountains. His work has been published in Manhattan Linear, The Writing Self, Up the River, and Change Magazine, as well as by Holt Rinehart and Winston and the Albany Times Union. He retired not long ago from New York City’s public television station, WNET, as director of educational publishing.
Mary Cuffe Perez is the author of four books. Her most recent, Barn Stories, a collection of non-fiction published by North Country Books, won the 2018 award for Best Memoir from the Adirondack Writing Center. Previous publications include Nothing by Name, a novel in verse (Shaggy Dog Press 2012); Skylar, a children’s novel, (Penguin Books, 2008;) and a collection of poetry, The Woman of Too Many Days (Calyx Press, 2000). She has also published articles in Adirondack Life, The Conservationist, Yankee, Northern Woodlands and other magazines, and published poems and short stories in numerous literary journals.
Thomas Bonville has previously been published in Up The River, Issue Six. He was recognized with a “Commended Poem” in the 2019 Stephen A DiBiase Poetry Contest. He also was published in the February 2019 Chronogram magazine. He writes, reads and converses twice a month with the Rensselaerville Poets. He also participates in open mics at 394 Main in Catskill, Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Albany Social Justice Center and with the monthly Woodstock Poetry Society.
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