5.17.2009

THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2009
A CELEBRATION of LETTERS to the WORLD: POEMS from the WOM-PO LISTSERV

Featuring Kate Gale, Catherine Daly, Cati Porter and Ann Fisher-Wirth

Doors open 7 p.m. / Reading begins at 8 p.m.
$5 donation recommended.

Kate Gale is Managing Editor of Red Hen Press. Author of several poetry books including Mating Season and Fishers of Men, a novel and librettos, she received her PhD in literature from Claremont Graduate University and speaks widely on publishing, editing and writing. Her opera Rio de Sangre with composer Don Davis is being released as a world premiere at the Florentine Opera in Milwaukee in 2010.

Catherine Daly was one of the first WOM-PO members, and even acted as list webster for a while. She recently founded a women's prose listserv, WOMPROSE. Now author of eight books, including DaDaDa (Salt Publishing), Locket (Tupelo Press) and most recently VAUXHALL (Shearsman Books, 2008), she wrote the anthologized poem in front of the historic Frederick's of Hollywood about the first Lingerie Hall of Fame.

Cati Porter is the author of a chapbook, small fruit songs (Pudding House, 2008), and Seven Floors Up (Mayapple Press, 2008). Some of the journals where her poems and book reviews have appeared include Fringe, Rattle, Poetry Southeast, Umbrella, kaleidowhirl, and in the anthologies White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood, Letters to the World and Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel -- Second Floor. She is founder and editor of Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry.

Ann Fisher-Wirth’s third book of poems, Carta Marina, appeared from Wings Press in April 2009. She is the author of Blue Window and Five Terraces and of the chapbooks The Trinket Poems and Walking Wu Wei’s Scroll. With Laura-Gray Street she is coediting Earth’s Body, an international anthology of ecopoetry in English. Her poems appear widely and have received numerous awards. She has had Fulbrights to Switzerland and Sweden. She teaches at the University of Mississippi.

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For a taste of the series, see our feature on www.poetry.la

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