The Boston Blues, October 2008 Part I: Dorothea Lasky
The So and So Series Reading No. 30
Held at the Distillery in South Boston, MA on Saturday, October 11, 2008
This month's poets are Dorothea Lasky, Dara Weir, and James Tate!
Due to technical difficulties, only portions of the recordings were captured. Part one includes some of the works of Dorothy Lasky.
The final installment of the this series of broadsides is also here. For more information on the Manila Broadsides, visit: http://rope-a-dope-press.blogspot.com/
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About the Poets:
Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis in 1978. She is the author of the full-length collection of poems, AWE (Wave Books, 2007), as well as the chapbooks Alphabets and Portraits and The Hatmaker’s Wife. She has attended Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She currently lives in Philadelphia, where she co-edits the Katalanché Press chapbook series and is pursuing her doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dara Wier is the author of ten collections of poetry, most recently Remnants of Hannah and Reverse Rapture (Wave Books, 2006 and 2005, respectively). She has received awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the NEA and The American Poetry Review. She directs the MFA program for poets and writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and co-directs the University of Massachusetts' Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts and Action.
James Tate is the author of numerous books of poetry and prose, most recently The Ghost Soldier (Ecco, 2008). His Selected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award in 1991. His other honors include a National Book Award and fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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