is the author of Refuge/es
, winner of the Kinereth Gensler Award for poetry, from Alice James Books
, and two chapbooks, The Logic of Yoo
, from Beloit Poetry Journal
, which has been adapted to a staged reading, and The Amputation Artist
, from ELJ Publications. His poetry and essays have appeared widely in places such as The American Poetry Review, The Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Literary Imagination, Blackbird, Fourteen Hills, The European Journal of American Studies, American Literature Compass, The Journal of American Studies
, and others. He has received a Fellowship to the MacDowell Arts Colony, a scholarship to the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, and a grant from the New Jersey State Arts Council in Poetry. He edits the online journal of poetry Mead: the Magazine of Literature and Libations.
He holds an MFA in Poetry from Goddard College and a PhD in American Literature from Essex University, UK, and he lives and teaches in New Jersey.
This month World Above Free Poetry Nights continues its new format. We’ll start the evening with our usual Open Mic, and participants will read one poem (and only one poem) that is less than two minutes long. We’ll have our break just before 8pm, and we’ll return to a free take-home writing prompt, introduced by the host or the prompt author. Then, featured poet Michael Broek will read.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at Dante Hall on Wednesday, June 24th at 7pm.
Please invite your friends to this event, join and share it on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sjpoets), and even link our website (http://www.sjpoets.wordpress.com) to your social media.
Questions about this series or to apply to be a featured poet, please contact Emari DiGiorgio: firstname.lastname@example.org.