Poetdelphia presents ROSEMURGY, LISICKY & LONG on Sept. 20, 2013!

Poetdelphia presents ROSEMURGY, LISICKY & LONG on Sept. 20, 2013!

Friday, September 20th, 2013

6:00 – 7:30 pm
Poetdelphia Reading & Salon
at Cups & Chairs Tea Cafe
701-03 S. 5th Street
(just below 5th and South)

Poetdelphia is an ongoing salon/quarterly reading series run by Valerie Fox, Dawn Manning & Kelly McQuain.  Poetdelphia provide a time and space for hearing great literature and fostering salon-style conversations.  Writers and readers tend to adjourn to New Wave Cafe afterward for a beer and more conversation.

CATIE ROSEMURGY’s most recent book, The Stranger Manual, was published by Graywolf Press. Her work has appeared in many publications, including Boston Review, American Poetry Review, and the Gettysburg Review.  Her awards include a Pew Fellowship, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Award, and a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at The College of New Jersey.  Read some of Catie’s poems through the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

PAUL LISICKY’s books include Lawnboy, Famous Builder, The Burning House, and Unbuilt Projects. His work has appeared in Conjunctions, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Tin House, Unstuck and other publications. 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 teaches writing in the MFA Program at Rutgers-Camden and in the low residency MFA Program at Sierra Nevada College. A memoir, The Narrow Door, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press.  Visit him at  paullisicky.com.


ALEXANDER LONG’s third book of poems, Still Life, won the White Pine Press Poetry Prize in 2011. His first two books are Vigil (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2006) and Light Here, Light There (C & R Press, 2009). With Christopher Buckley, Long is co-editor of A Condition of the Spirit: the Life & Work of Larry Levis (Eastern Washington University Press, 2004). His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in, among others, AGNI, The American Poetry Review, Blackbird, Callaloo, The Southern Review, and Third Coast. Long has received grants and fellowships from The Prague Summer Seminars, The Vermont Studio Center, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the City University of New York.  Currently an associate professor of English at John Jay College of the City University of New York, Long also plays bass and writes with the band Big Terrible.  Reviews of Still Life can be read at Philadelphia Stories and The Offending Adam