Jane Herschlag, Alan Holder, and Burt Kimmelman
Featured Readers in the Phoenix Poetry Reading Series
June 7th 5:30 PM
Bangal Curry, 65 W Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Take the 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E trains to Chambers Street
(Between Warren and Murray Streets, A block and a half south of Chambers Street, and one block west of Church Street)
Open Mic to Follow
About the poets:
Jane Herschlag, winner of numerous awards for her poetry, has seen her work appear in three anthologies (Queen of Swords, Rising To The Dawn, and, Writing Our Way Out Of The Dark) and in many journals such as: Mañana, Negative Capability, Onion River Review, and, The Returning Woman. Her docu-poetry collection, Bully In The Spotlight was published in 2007 by Pudding House Publications. She taught creative writing at P.S. 22 in Queens, NY, and at Escape To The Arts—the Writer’s Voice at the Regional YMCA of Western Connecticut. She curated the open mic reading series for the Writer’s Voice at ESCAPE, and, for seven years, at the West Side YMCA in NYC. She has been a featured reader at cafés and libraries throughout NYC , as well as on the radio and Manhattan Cable TV. She moved from Queens to Connecticut in 2003.
Alan Holder’s poetry chapbook, Opened:A Mourning Sequence, was published last year by Finishing Line Press. His poems have also appeared both in print and on-line in a number of journals such as Adirondack Review, Timber Creek Review, Thorny Locust, Ibbetson Street, Brave Little Poem of the Day and Shofar. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia and taught English, specializing in poetry, at a number of colleges and universities over a forty-year span, though the bulk of his career was spent at Hunter College. During that period he published four volumes of literary criticism, and contributed a number of articles to a variety of journals and critical collections. In his retirement, he has concentrated on the writing of poetry.
Burt Kimmelman has published five collections of poetry – Musaics (Sputyen Duyvil Press, 1992), First Life (Jensen/Daniels Publishing, 2000), The Pond at Cape May Point (Marsh Hawk Press, 2002), a collaboration with the painter Fred Caruso, Somehow (Marsh Hawk Press, 2005), and There Are Words (Dos Madres Press, 2007); his volume of poems titled As If Free is forthcoming in 2009 (from Talisman House, Publishers). For over a decade he was Senior Editor of Poetry New York: A Journal of Poetry and Translation. He is a professor of English at New Jersey Institute of Technology and the author of two book-length literary studies. He also edited The Facts on File Companion to 20th-Century American Poetry (Facts on File, 2005) and co- edited The Facts on File Companion to American Poetry (2007).