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A Pangyrus Reading at MassArt-!
April 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
On Tuesday, April 5, Pangyrus will present its second event in our Author Reading series, at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Poetry editor and faculty member Cheryl Clark Vermeulen hosts an evening of current and future Pangyrus writers. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Kennedy Conference and Lounge, 2nd Floor, Kennedy Building, MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue (building on the corner of Huntington and Longwood, with Peets Coffee). Open Mic hosted by the Poetry Alliance will immediately follow this event.
Come hear poets Carrie Bennett and David Blair.
Carrie Bennett is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow and author of biography of water (The Word Works), The Land Is a Painted Thing (The Word Works), and several chapbooks from Dancing Girl Press: The Quiet Winter, Animals in Pretty Cages, and The Affair Fragments. Poems from her newest poetic project, Expedition Notes, have appeared in Anchor, Horse Less Review, Pangyrus, Salamander, Small Po[r]tions, and Timber, and as an ephemerabook by Letter [r] Press. She holds an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and an M.A. from Florida State University. She teaches writing at Boston University and lives in Somerville, MA with her family.
David Blair was born in New York City and grew up in Pittsburgh. He is the author of three books of poetry, Ascension Days, which was chosen by Thomas Lux for the Del Sol Poetry Prize, Arsonville, and Friends with Dogs. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Ploughshares, Slate Magazine, and many other places as well, including the anthologies, The Best of Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, Devouring the Green, and Zoland Poetry. He has taught at the New England Institute of Art and in the M.FA. Writing Program at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife and daughter, and he has a degree in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.