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Free Poetry Reading: Tim Mayo, Maggie Chula, and Jim Friedman
September 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us on Wednesday, September 19th at 7 pm as poets Tim Mayo, Maggie Chula and Jeff Friedman offer a FREE reading of some of their recent work.
Please read on for more biographical information:
Tim Mayo’s poems and reviews have appeared in Avatar Review, Barrow Street, The Brattleboro Reformer, Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, Poet Lore, River Styx, Salamander, San Pedro River Review, Tar River Poetry, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Verse Daily, Web Del Sol Review of Books, and The Writer’s Almanac. His poems have received six Pushcart Prize nominations as well as twice being chosen as a finalist for the Paumanok Prize.
His first full length collection, The Kingdom of Possibilities, was published by Mayapple Press and among other honors was a finalist for the 2009 May Swenson Award. His second volume of poems,Thesaurus of Separation (Phoenicia Publishing 2016) iwas a finalist for the 2017 Montaigne Medal and a finalist for the 2017 Eric Hoffer Book Award. Over the years he has been awarded three Vermont Artists and Writers Fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center. He lives in Brattleboro,Vermont.
Jeff Friedman’s seventh book Floating Tales—a collection of prose poems—was published by Plume Editions/MadHat Press in fall 2017. His poems, mini stories and translations have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry, New England Review, The Antioch Review, Poetry International, Plume, Hotel Amerika, Flash Fiction Funny, Agni Online, New World Writing, The New Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Poets, New Flash Fiction Review, The New Republic and numerous other literary magazines. Dzvinia Orlowsky’s and his translation of Memorialsby Polish Poet Mieczslaw Jastrun was published by Lavender Ink/Dialogosin August 2014. Nati Zohar and Friedman’s book of translations Two Gardens: Modern Hebrew Poems of the Bible,was published by Singing Bone Press in 2016. Friedman has received numerous awards and prizes including a National Endowment Literature Translation Fellowship in 2016 and two individual Artist Grants from New Hampshire Arts Council.
Maggie Chula has published eight collections of poetry including, most recently, Daffodils at Twilight. Her collections, Grinding my ink and Shadow Lines, received Haiku Society of America Book Awards. Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission and the Regional Arts and Culture Council have supported her work as well as fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Playa at Summer Lake. Maggie has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at writers’ conferences throughout the United States, as well as in Poland, Canada, and Japan. She has also served as president of the Tanka Society of America and as Poet Laureate for Friends of Chamber Music. Living in Kyoto, for twelve years, she now makes her home in Portland, Oregon.