Mayapple Press is please to present four of our authors on The White Horse Stage of The New York City Poetry Festival. We are on at 12 noon on Saturday July 25th. The Festival is an all ages event and takes place on Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th in the NYC urban oasis, Governors Island. Ferries to the island from Manhattan and Brooklyn are FREE!
Each author will read from works new and old, know and unknown. We’ll also be on hand to sell books.
| Susana H. Case is the author of 4 Rms w Vu
Susana is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Her photos have appeared in Blue Hour Magazine, pacificREVIEW, and San Pedro River Review, among others. Author of several chapbooks, her Slapering Hol Press chapbook, The Scottish Café, was published in a dual-language version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Poland’s Opole University Press. Her previous books of poetry are: Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions), Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press), and Earth and Below (Anaphora Literary Press).
|Eleanor Lerman is the author of Strange Life. Eleanor lives in New York. Her first book of poetry, Armed Love (Wesleyan University Press, 1973), published when she was twenty-one, was nominated for a National Book Award. She has since published several other award-winning collections of poetry — Come the Sweet By and By (University of Massachusetts Press, 1975); The Mystery of Meteors (Sarabande Books, 2001); Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds (Sarabande Books, 2005); and The Sensual World Re-Emerges (Sarabande Books, 2010), along with The Blonde on the Train (Mayapple Press, 2009) a collection of short stories. She was awarded the 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and the Nation magazine for the year’s most outstanding book of poetry for Our Post-Soviet History Unfolds and received a 2007 Poetry Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her first novel, Janet Planet, based on the life of Carlos Castaneda, was published by Mayapple Press in 2011.|
|Lorraine Schein is the author of The Futurist’s Mistress Lorraine is a New York poet and writer whose poems and stories have appeared in numerous science fiction and fantasy anthologies. Her novelette, Raw Brunettes, was published by Wordcraft.|
|Toni Mergentime Levi is the author of Watching Mother Disappear & Other Poems Toni is a poet and librettist. Her poems have appeared in anthologies and numerous journals, among them Prairie Schooner, Crosscurrents, Confrontation, Kansas Quarterly, Apalachee Quarterly, The Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry, and The Word Thursdays Anthology of Poetry and Fiction. Thanksgiving, one of two operas and several other collaborations with composer Paul Alan Levi, won a Grand Prize for new opera, sponsored by the National Music Theatre Network and Seagram’s. Watching Mother Disappear is her third full-length collection. Her first book of poems, For A Dancing Bear, was published by Three Mile Harbor in 1995. A native New Yorker, Ms. Levi lives in Manhattan.|
The Festival website has lots more details, including:
From the NYC Poetry Festival Mission Statement…
…The purpose of the New York City Poetry Festival has been to liberate poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstore, and coffee shops and their halogen-lit college campuses, and to bring together as many NYC poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, mingle, and collaborate. Fostering an open, approachable, diverse, innovative, sharp, and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of The Poetry Society of New York’s mission…
We’ll forgive a little writerly pretension and heartily endorse the idea of presenting all sorts of poetry from all sorts of people in a fresh new environment.