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Hand To Mouth/WORDS Spoken OUT #87
June 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Welcome our June writers Terry Lucas and Joan Baranow.
Terry Lucas is the author of two full-length poetry collections: In This Room (CW Books, January 2016) and Dharma Rain (Saint Julian Press, October 2016). In addition he is the author of two award-winning poetry chapbooks: Altar Call, one of four winning chapbooks selected by the 2013 San Gabriel Valley Literary Festival for the anthology, Diesel; and If They Have Ears to Hear, winner of the 2012 Copperdome Chapbook contest (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2013). His work has received numerous other awards, including the 2014 Crab Orchard Review Feature Award in Poetry, the fifth annual Littoral Press Poetry Prize, and six Pushcart Prize nominations.
Terry’s poems, reviews, and essays have appeared in dozens of national literary journals, including Best New Poets 2012, Green Mountains Review, Great River Review, PoetryFlash, and South 85 Journal. He has taught in the Chicago Public School System as a Master Poet in the Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center’s Writing Center, and is a guest lecturer for the Dominican University Low-Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing. Formerly the co-executive editor of Trio House Press, he is currently serving the press as an assistant editor in order to spend more time on his own writing, as well as his work as a freelance poetry coach. More about Terry can be found at www.terrylucas.com.
Joan Baranow, PhD, is Director, Graduate Humanities, and Associate Professor, English at Dominican University.
Joan is also Director of the newly launched Dominican Low-Res MFA program.
Her poetry has appeared in The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, The Antioch Review, Feminist Studies, The Squaw Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cider Press Review, The Western Journal of Medicine, and other magazines. Her poetry has also appeared in Women Write Their Bodies: Stories of Illness and Recovery, issued by Kent State University Press. Her book of poetry, Living Apart, was published by Plain View Press.
Our lively open mic follows our featured writers. We will have light refreshments, and our partnership with neighborhood restaurants continue with a discount on the evening of the reading. Come in early and grab a flyer if you want to get a bite before the reading.
Participating restaurants are:
Whipper Snapper– $3.00 Glass of Sangria, or $3.00 off a pitcher.
Cafe Arrivederci– 10% off dinner.
Lotus Chaat and Spices– 10% off dinner.
The Mayflower Pub– 25% off dinner.