Hosted by Carol Graser

Featuring Jessica Cuello & Anthony Bernini

Wednesday, April 4, 7pm

Adults $5 at the door / Students Free

Jessica Cuello is the author of Pricking (Tiger Bark Press, 2016), Hunt (The Word Works, 2017), and several chapbooks. She has been awarded The 2017 CNY Book Award (forPricking), The 2016 Washington Prize (for Hunt), The New Letters Poetry Prize, and a Saltonstall Fellowship. Her newest poems can be found or are forthcoming in Passages North, Crab Orchard Review, Foundry, The Missouri Review, The American Poetry Journal, and Red Paint Hill.

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Anthony Bernini was born and raised on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Bernini’s poems have appeared in a number of anthologies and journals, and on the CD release, Volume. His narrative poem, “The Escape of Cloelia”, about the Roman girl who in 506 B. C. E. eluded the Etruscans and was heroically celebrated in Rome, is in the permanent archive of the Italian Americana Review. Bernini reads his work mostly in New York’s Hudson Valley and in New England. He is the author of two volumes of poetry, Distant Kinships, and Immediate Worlds, published in 2011. He now lives in Brunswick, New York.

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  • First Wednesday of every month. Admission is $5 for adults & FREE for students.
  •  Sign-up from 7 to 7:25. Readings start at 7:30.
  • Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.
  • A featured poet(s) reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.