The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents a reading by three local poets: Michael Collins, Claudine Nash and Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich. Members of the audience will have an opportunity to read original work during an open mic session after the presentation by our featured poets.
Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and have appeared in more than 50 journals and magazines, including Grist, Kenning Journal, Pank, and Smartish Pace. His first chapbook, How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water, won the Exact Change Express Chapbook Contest in 2014. A full-length collection, Psalmandala, was published later that year, and a second chapbook, Harbor Mandala, appeared in 2015. Visit http://www.notthatmichaelcollins.com
Claudine Nash’s books include Parts per Trillion (Aldrich Press, 2016) and The Problem with Loving Ghosts (Finishing Line Press, 2014). She also co-edited the book In So Many Words: A Collection of Interviews and Poems from Today’s Poets with Adam Levon Brown (Madness Muse Press, 2016). Her poems have won prizes from Avalon Literary Review, Eye on Life Magazine, The Song Is… and Lady Chaos Press and have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Cloudbank, Asimov’s Science Fiction, StarLine, Yellow Chair Review, The Westchester Review, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and The MOON magazine amongst others.
Lisa Rhodes-Ryabchich is the author of We Are Beautiful Like Snowflakes (http://www.finishinglinepress.com, 2016). Her poems have appeared most recently in http://www.praxismagonline.com/, Gather Round: A Collaboration of Cave Canem Workshop and Retreat Poets, and The Journal of Poetry Therapy. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Piermont, NY. Her poetry blog is lisarhodesryabchichpoetryblog.wordpress.com.
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Please join us.