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John Philip Drury, Rhina P. Espaillat, Gail White: 17 September 2021 Reading

Three Distinguished Able Muse Authors Read - Free Admission for All

Able Muse Authors Reading

John Philip Drury, Rhina P. Espaillat, Gail White
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Three Distinguished Able Muse Authors Read - Free Admission for All

Able Muse Authors Reading

Date: Friday, September 17, 7-8 P.M. EDT

Join us for a virtual reading and Q&A with three acclaimed, award-winning Able Muse Press authors--

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About the Readers:

- John Philip Drury: Sea Level Rising: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2015);
- Rhina P. Espaillat: And After All: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2019);
- Gail White: Asperity Street: Poems (Able Muse Press, 2015).

John Philip Druryis the author of three previous books of poetry: The Refugee Camp (Turning Point Books, 2011), Burning the Aspern Papers (Miami University Press, 2003), and The Disappearing Town (Miami University Press, 2000). He has also written The Poetry Dictionary and Creating Poetry, both published by Writer’s Digest Books. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, two Ohio Arts Council grants, an Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowship, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from The Paris Review. He is a Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati.

Rhina P. Espaillat has published ten full-length books and three chapbooks, comprising poetry, essays, and short stories, in both English and her native Spanish, and translations from and into both languages. Her work appears in many journals, anthologies, and websites, and has earned national and international awards, including the T. S. Eliot Prize in Poetry, the Richard Wilbur Award, the Howard Nemerov Prize, the May Sarton Award, the Robert Frost “Tree at My Window” Prize for translation, several honors from the New England Poetry Club, the Poetry Society of America, the Ministry of Culture of the Dominican Republic, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from Salem State College.
  Espaillat’s most recent publications are two poetry collection in English titled Playing at Stillness and Her Place in These Designs; a book of Spanish translations titled Oscura fruta/Dark Berries: Forty-Two Poems by Richard Wilbur; and a book of Spanish translations titled Algo hay que no es amigo de los muros/Something There Is That Doesn’t Love a Wall: Forty Poems by Robert Frost.
  She is a frequent reader, speaker and workshop leader, and is active with the Powow River Poets, a literary group she cofounded in 1992.

Gail White has published three previous books of poetry (The Price of Everything, Easy Marks and The Accidental Cynic) and several chapbooks, the latest being Sonnets in a Hostile World. She has edited three anthologies, including coediting The Muse Strikes Back. Gail is widely published and her poetry has appeared in such journals as Measure, Raintown Review, First Things, and Mezzo Cammin, and in anthologies such as Villanelles and Killer Verse, both from Pocket Poets. Gail received the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award for 2012 and 2013. She lives with her husband and three cats in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.
     Asperity Street is a special honoree in the 2014 Able Muse Book Award.

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About the Host:

Jennifer ReeserIndigenous: Poems; Strong Feather: Poems (respectively from Able Muse Press 2019 & forthcoming 2021/22).

Jennifer Reeser is the author of five collections of poetry. Her first, An Alabaster Flask, was the winner of the Word Press First Book Prize. X. J. Kennedy wrote that her debut “ought to have been a candidate for a Pulitzer.” Her third, Sonnets from the Dark Lady and Other Poems, was a finalist for the Donald Justice Prize. Her fourth, The Lalaurie Horror,debuted as an Amazon bestseller in the category of Epic Poetry.
  Reeser’s poems, reviews, and translations of Russian, French, along with the Cherokee and various Native American Indian languages, have appeared in POETRY, Rattle,the Hudson Review, Recours au Poème, LIGHT Quarterly, the Formalist,the Dark Horse, SALT, Able Muse, and elsewhere. Her poetry has been anthologized in Random House London’s Everyman’s Library Series, in Longman’s Introduction to Poetry, in the Hudson Review’s historic Poets Translate Poets, and in others.
  A biracial writer of Anglo-Celtic and Native American Indian ancestry, Reeser was born in Louisiana. She studied English at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and also in Tulsa, Oklahoma, her former home.
  Reeser is the former assistant editor of Iambs & Trochees, as well as a former moderator, manuscript consultant, and mentor with the West Chester Poetry Conference.
Reeser’s translations of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova are approved by Akhmatova’s living heir, and authorized by her agents in Moscow.
  Reeser received her first writing award from the Pulitzer Prize winner, Robert Olen Butler, while in high school. She has received the Poets Respond Prize from Rattle, the Innovative Form Award from the World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets, as well as the Lyric Memorial Prize and the New England Prize. Reeser’s work has been nominated seven times for the Pushcart Prize, and numerous times for the Best of the Net anthology; and her work has been set to music by the classical/art song composer, Lori Laitman, for her tribute to writer Edna St. Vincent Millay. Reeser’s poems have been translated into Urdu, Hindi, Persian, and Czech.

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