April 17, 2009

Boss, Mandell in Fanwood, 4/21

Carriage House Poetry Series

National Poetry Month Celebration


Laura Boss and Charlotte Mandel

Tuesday, April 21, 8 PM

Kuran Arts Center

Watson Road, Fanwood, NJ

Laura Boss, founder and editor of Lips, has received many awards for her own poetry including first place in the Poetry Society of America’s Gordon Barber Poetry Contest and three Poetry Fellowships from the NJSCA. Her six books of poetry include Reports from the Front (CCC) and Arms: New and Selected Poems (Guernica). Laura was the sole representative of the USA at the XXVI International Poetry Readings in Europe, and has been a featured reader at the United Nations, Princeton University, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., the New York Public Library, NJPAC, University of Northern Michigan, St. Mary's College in Maryland, and numerous other poetry venues and universities in this country and Europe. Recent readings include Binghamton University and The Dylan Thomas Centre in Wales. She is a Geraldine R. Dodge Poet and a leader in their Clearing the Spring Program. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including the New York Times. Boss on YouTube

Charlotte Mandel’s seventh book of poetry Rock Vein Sky (Midmarch Arts Press) was named a Best Poetry Book Read for Fall 2008 by Montserrat Review. Previous titles include Sight Lines (Midmarch Arts Press) and two poem-novellas of feminist biblical revision – The Life of Mary and The Marriages of Jacob. Her poetry, short fiction and critical essays appear in numerous journals nationwide. She has given readings of her poetry by invitation at the Folger Shakespeare Library; University of Goteborg in Sweden; Manhattan Theatre Club; New England Poetry Club; Arts Council of Princeton; and the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, among many others. As editor of Saturday Press, she coordinated the Eileen W. Barnes Award Series of books by women poets, and edited the anthology, Saturday’s Women. As an independent scholar, she has published a series of articles on the role of cinema in the life and work of poet H.D. For several years, she taught poetry writing at Barnard College Center for Research on Women. Mandell's web site

Contact: Adele Kenny (908-889-7223)

Online Directions: http://carriagehousepoetryseries.blogspot.com/

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