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Andrea Cohen, Patrick Donnelly, and Paul Lisicky: A Poetry Reading

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Andrea Cohen, Patrick Donnelly, and Paul Lisicky: A Poetry Reading
May 7, 2015 7:00 PM
May 7, 2015 10:00 PM
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April 16, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
646 457 0859
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Photograph by Francesca G Bewer

Photograph by Francesca G Bewer

Andrea Cohen’s poems and stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, The New Yorker, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Her previous poetry collections include The Cartographer’s Vacation, winner of the Owl Creek Poetry Prize, Long Division, and Kentucky Derby. She has received a PEN Discovery Award, Glimmer Train’s Short Fiction Award, and several residencies at The MacDowell Colony. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Writers House at Merrimack College. Her new collection, Furs Not Mine, will be released by Four Way Books in March.


Paul Lissicky

Paul Lisicky is the author of LAWNBOY, FAMOUS BUILDER, THE BURNING HOUSE, and UNBUILT PROJECTS. His work has appeared in CONJUNCTIONS, DENVER QUARTERLY, FENCE, THE IOWA REVIEW, PLOUGHSHARES, TIN HOUSE, and elsewhere. His awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the James Michener/Copernicus Society, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He has twice been a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Men’s Fiction and in Autobiography. He teaches in the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden, in the low residency program at Sierra Nevada College, and at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. He is the editor of STORYQUARTERLY and serves on the Writing Committee of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. A memoir, THE NARROW DOOR, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in January 2016.


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PATRICK DONNELLY’s books of poetry are The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press) and Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012), the latter book a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, and the former book a 2004 finalist for The Publishing Triangle Award for Gay Male Poetry. Donnelly is director of the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place (Robert Frost’s old homestead in Franconia, NH, now a center for poetry and the arts), and an associate editor of Poetry International. With his spouse Stephen D. Miller, Donnelly translates classical Japanese poetry and drama, including the Japanese poems in The Wind from Vulture Peak: The Buddhification of Japanese Waka in the Heian Period (Cornell East Asia Series, 2013). In 2013, Donnelly received a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program award to fund a 3-month residency in Japan during 2014.