South Florida poets Brendan Walsh and Gregg Shapiro begin their mini SoFlo tour at The Book Cellar in Lake Worth. Join us for Florida chapbooks and charm.
Poets Gregg Shapiro and Brendan Walsh will be at Poetic Justice Books & Arts on Saturday, October 19
to read and discuss their latest work!
Brendan returns to New Haven as his summer poetry tour arrives at The Poetry Institute’s monthly reading, where he will serve as July’s featured reader. All members of the public are invited to bring something to share for the open mic while enjoying fellowship and refreshments in a eclectic, inspiring setting. Follow the event on Facebook for updates and more information!
The Great American Poetry Crawl arrives in Baltimore’s The Ivy Bookshop, where Brendan will read with local author and Five Oaks Press founder Lynn Houston and author M. L. Doyle. This event is free and open to the public; follow the event on Facebook for updates!
Brendan’s summer poetry tour comes to Old Books on Front Street in Wilmington, NC. We welcome you for a stimulating night of literary work with local authors Melissa Crowe and Khalisa Rae.
Join Melissa, Khalisa, Brendan, and Old Books for an immersive reading in exploration of the joy, contradiction, heartache and wonder of being! This event is free and open to the public; more on the tour can be found at brendanwalshpoetry.com/livingthings. Follow the event on Facebook for updates!
Brendan brings his summer poetry tour to Southlight Gallery in Jacksonville, FL. Join him and local author Tim Gilmore for an evening of stirring literary work and performance during the Downtown Jacksonville Art Walk.
‘Living Things: The Great American Poetry Crawl,’ sponsored by Sutra Press, is harnessing the fellowship of writing by connecting to independent literary communities up and down the East Coast. This reading tour stretches from Florida to Rhode Island; Walsh is also conducting interviews with local poets in each city, creating a video series that illustrates the reciprocal relationship between poetry and place.
Join Brendan, Tim, and Southlight for an immersive reading in exploration of the joy, contradiction, heartache and wonder of being! This event is free and open to the public; more on the tour can be found at brendanwalshpoetry.com/livingthings; follow on Facebook for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/446589516147545/!
After 10 issues, The South Florida Poetry Journal launches their first anthology with a party and reading at Oakland Park Library. Brendan will read as one of the featured poets in the anthology. Join us to hear work from Voices from the Intangible World while celebrating all the work SoFloPoJo does to support the local literary community!
NATIONAL POETRY MONTH READING AT INKWOOD BOOKS
THURS. APR. 5, 6PM
SPREADING BIG POETRY LOVE:
Silvia Curbelo was born in Matanzas, Cuba, and emigrated to the U.S. with her family as a child. Her most recent poetry collection, Falling Landscape, was published by Anhinga Press in 2015. She is also the author of three other collections, The Secret History of Water (Anhinga Press), The Geography of Leaving (Silverfish Review Press), and Ambush (Main Street Rag Publishers). She has received poetry fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Cintas Foundation and the Writer’s Voice, as well as the Jessica Noble Maxwell Memorial Poetry Prize from American Poetry Review. She is Assistant Editor of YellowJacket Press.
Ryan Cheng received his MFA in poetry from the University of South Florida. He was awarded the 2013 AWP Intro Journal Entry Award for poetry and the Bettye Newman Poetry Award in 2013. His poetry has appeared in Quarterly West, The Ignatian Literary Magazine, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Tampa, Florida where he teaches professional writing at the University of South Florida and serves as a board member of YellowJacket Press and Poetry Editor for Sweet.
Gianna Russo, founding editor of YellowJacket Press, is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Moonflower which won a Florida Book Award bronze medal, and two chapbooks, including one based on the art work of Vermeer, The Companion of Joy (Green Rabbit Press). A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has published poems in Ekphrasis, Crab Orchard Review, Apalachee Review, Florida Review, Florida Humanities Council Forum, Karamu, The Bloomsbury Review, The Sun, Poet Lore, saw palm, Kestrel, Tampa Review, Water-Stone, The MacGuffin, and Calyx, among others. In 2017, she was named Best of the Bay Local Poet by Creative Loafing. She is assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Saint Leo University, where she is editor-in-chief of Sandhill Review and director of the Sandhill Writers Retreat.
Brendan Walsh is the author of the YellowJacket Press chapbook The Only Flesh to Feed You (2018). He has lived and taught in South Korea, Laos, and South Florida. His work appears in Glass Poetry, Indianapolis Review, Wisconsin Review, Mudfish, Baltimore Review, and other journals. He is the author of Make Anything Whole (Five Oaks Press), Go (Aldrich Press) and Buddha vs. Bonobo (Sutra Press). He’s online at www.brendanwalshpoetry.com.
I'll be flying up & reading in Brooklyn, NY on January 19th with a whole line-up of distinguished writers and storytellers. More info on this event and the wonderful poetry shop is available through this link: Reading at Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop.
If you're in NYC or nearby--come on over, hear some stimulating words, and get a drink with me after!
Reading at my favorite venue, Keys on Kites Tattoo and Gallery, alongside Dr. Lynn Houston to launch her new collection of poems, The Clever Dream of Man.