Poetdelphia: Terranova, Levin, Gery. March 14, 2014

We’re happy to announce Poetdelphia’s March 14th Reading and Salon line-up:


Time and Place: Friday, March 14th, 2014 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Cups &Chairs Tea Cafe, 701-03 S. 5th Street (just below 5th and South)

Books by the authors will be available for sale.

JOHN GERY is the author of seven volumes of poetry, as well as a wide range of criticism and translation. His latest collection, Have at You Now!, is available from CW Books (http://www.readcwbooks.com/gery.html). His previous books of poetry are Charlemagne: A Song of Gestures, The Enemies of Leisure, American Ghost: Selected Poems, Davenport’s Version, A Gallery of Ghosts, and Lure, as well as two chapbooks. His poetry has appeared in Gulf Coast Review, The Iowa Review, New Orleans Review, New South, Paris Review, Poet Lore, Prairie Schooner, Southwest Review, West Branch, and elsewhere, as well as in Canada and Europe. Among his accolades are an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and a Fullbright Fellowship. He has been translated into seven languages. A Research Professor of English and Seraphia D. Leyda Teaching Fellow at the University of New Orleans, he directs the Ezra Pound Center for Literature, Brunnenburg, Italy. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, poet Biljana Obradović, and their son, Petar Gery.

LYNN LEVIN is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Miss Plastique (http://www.raggedsky.com/miss-plastique), which has garnered rave reviews from The Philadelphia Inquirer, Rain Taxi, Rattle, The Rumpus, Cleaver, and other places. She is, with Valerie Fox, co-author of the craft-of-poetry textbook Poems for theWriting: Prompts for Poets (Texture Press, 2013) and translator from the Spanish of Birds on the Kiswar Tree (2Leaf Press, 2014), a collection of poems by the Peruvian poet Odi Gonzales. Lynn Levin teaches creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Her poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, Boulevard, Ploughshares, Hopkins Review, Cleaver, and Per Contra.

ELAINE TERRANOVA is the author of six collections of poems, most recently, Dollhouse, which won the Off the Grid Press 2013 poetry award, and Dames Rocket (http://www.penstrokepress.com/dames_rocket.php). Her work has appeared in a number of literary magazines including The New Yorker, Ploughshares, The American Poetry Review, Per Contra, and Boulevard, and in anthologies such as Blood to Remember, Riffing on Strings, and A Cadence of Horses. Her translation of Euripides’ Iphigenia at Aulis is part of the Penn Greek Drama Series. She has received the Walt Whitman Award, an NEA, a Pew Fellowship, and a Pushcart Prize.

Here’s a link to one of Elaine’s poems: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20925