Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Calendar Alert: Poetry, Blevins & Haug, April 15

The Collected Poets Series announces:
On Thursday, April 15, 2010, The Collected Poets Series will host Adrian Blevins and James Haug reading from their work. Admission is $2-$5, sliding scale. Mocha Maya's Coffee House, 47 Bridge Street, Shelburne Falls, MA 01370, 413-625-6292. Wheelchair accessible.  See www.collectedpoets.com for other information.
The April 15 reading begins at 7:00 pm (new time), with poets Adrian Blevins and James Haug  reading from their books as well as new poems. 

Adrian Blevins’s The Brass Girl Brouhaha (Ausable Press, 2003) won the 2004 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Blevins is also the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Foundation Award, a Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award for The Man Who Went Out for Cigarettes, and the Lamar York Prize for Nonfiction. A new book, Live from the Homesick Jamboree, was released from Wesleyan University Press in the fall. Blevins teaches at Colby College in Waterville, Maine.

James Haug’s Legend of the Recent Past was published last year by the National Poetry Review Press. His previous collections are Walking Liberty (Winner of the Morse Poetry Prize, Northeastern University Press) and The Stolen Car (University of Massachusetts Press). His chapbooks include Fox Luck, which won the Center for Book Arts chapbook competition, and A Plan of How to Catch Amanda, published by Factory Hollow Press. In Fall 2010, Tarpaulin Sky Press will publish his latest chapbook, Scratch.

Haug’s poems have appeared in such journals as American Letters & Commentary, American Poetry Review, Bateau, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Field, Gettysburg Review, notnostrums, Open City, and Ploughshares. He’s received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He is a Visiting Lecturer in the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and serves as an editor for UMass Press’ Juniper Poetry Prize. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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