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Book-Launch Reading: David Berman, Will Cordeiro, J.C. Todd: 24 October 2021

Book Launch - Three Able Muse Press Poets Read from Their New Collections - Free Admission for All

Book-Launch Reading with Three Able Muse Authors

Will Cordeiro, David Berman, J.C. Todd
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Book Launch - Three Able Muse Press Poets Read from Their New Collections - Free Admission for All

Able Muse Authors Book-Launch Reading

Date: Sunday, October 24, 3-4 P.M. EDT

Host: Katie Hartsock;

Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with three Able Muse Press authors David Berman, Will Cordeiro, and J.C. Todd reading from their new collections--

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About the Readers:

- David Berman: Progressions of the Mind: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2021)----published posthumously--Mini Host: Paulette Demers Turco, with Bruce Bennett and Rhina P. Espaillat;
- Will Cordeiro: Winner, Able Muse Book Award 2019 with Trap Street: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2021);
- J.C. Todd: Runner-Up, Able Muse Book Award 2019 with Beyond Repair: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2021).

David Berman (1934–2017) was born on September 11, 1934, in New York City and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He was licensed as an attorney in 1963. From 1967 until his death, he had a private practice in the Boston area with an emphasis on business litigation. While at Harvard, he was frequently published in the Harvard Advocate. Over the years, Berman published poems in literary journals such as the Formalist, Piedmont Literary Review, Sparrow, Orbis, Iambs and Trochees, and Pivot. He also published three chapbooks: Future Imperfect (State Street Press, 1982), Slippage (Robert L. Barth, 1996), and David Berman: Greatest Hits 1965–2002 (Pudding House, 2002).
  A student of Robert Lowell and Archibald MacLeish, Berman was a longtime member of the Powow River Poets of Newbury, Massachusetts. In addition, he was a member of the Harvard Club, a trustee of the Cantata Singers, and Vice Échanson and Vice Conseiller Gastronomique Honoraire of the Boston chapter of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs. He passed away on June 22, 2017, after battling cancer for several months.

Will Cordeiro has work published in Agni, Best New Poets, the Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, the Offing, DIAGRAM, Poetry Northwest, Threepenny Review, THRUSH Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Will coedits the small press Eggtooth Editions and is grateful for a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, a scholarship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and a Truman Capote Writer’s Fellowship, as well as residencies from ART 342, Blue Mountain Center, Ora Lerman Trust, Petrified Forest National Park, and Risley Residential College. Will received an MFA and PhD from Cornell University. Will is also coauthor of Experimental Writing: A Writer’s Guide and Anthology, forthcoming from Bloomsbury. Currently, Will lives in Flagstaff and teaches in the Honors College at Northern Arizona University.

J.C. Todd is the author of four previous collections of poetry, most recently The Damages of Morning, a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award finalist. Winner of the Rita Dove Prize in Poetry and twice a finalist for Poetry Society of America awards, she has received fellowships from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and artist residency programs including the Bemis Center. Her poems have appeared widely in journals such as the American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Mezzo Cammin, the Paris Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. She lives in Philadelphia.

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About the Host:

Katie Hartsock: Finalist, Able Muse Book Award 2015 with Bed of Impatiens: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2016).

Katie Hartsock was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and has lived in Cincinnati, Ann Arbor, and Chicago. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Comparative Literary Studies from Northwestern University. Recipient of the 2015 Page Davidson Clayton Prize for Emerging Poets, she is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Hotels, Motels, and Extended Stays and Veritas Caput. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Massachusetts Review, Southwest Review, RHINO, Measure, Michigan Quarterly Review, and Midwestern Gothic, among other journals, and in the anthology Down to the Dark River: Poems about the Mississippi River (Louisiana Literature Press, 2015). She is an assistant professor of English at Oakland University (MI).

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