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Mayapple Press authors Susana H. Case and Gretchen Primack to read this weekend

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Come out and support live poetry!

Susana H. Case
Friday, November 20, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Dr, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591, United States
Author Name : Susana H. Case
Name of Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
Date : November 20, 2015
Starting time of event : 7:30 PM
Street address : Hudson Valley Writers Center 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Author Website : http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/
Names of other people participating in the event: Cornelius Eady & Rough Magic, Ann Cefola, Margo Taft Stever, Robin Messing
Event website: http://www.writerscenter.org/event/88fef06de34218dcd0d373442b92eb27

Sunday, November 22, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Where: JCC on the Hudson, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 (map)
Author: Susana H. Case
Name of Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
Event name: Sundays @ the J with George and Friends
Date : Sunday November 22, 2015
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A busy weekend for Mayapple Press authors…


This weekend is one of the busiest for the press in a long time. Mayapple Press authors will participate in several events over Friday, Saturday and Sunday….

Mayapple Press at The NYC Poetry Festival – Governors Island – Saturday July 25th, 2015

Mayapple Press Authors and Books for 2015 NYC Poetry Festival

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.

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Mayapple authors Susana H. Case and Gerry LaFemina to read – Brooklyn, NY – Sunday May 10th, 2015

On Sunday May 10th, Mayapple author Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, will take part in a reading to celebrate the release of a new anthology, Clash By Night.

Susana will be joined by another Mayapple author, Gerry LaFemina. Gerry is the author of four books for Mayapple Press. His most recent book is Notes for the Novice Ventriloquist. Gerry is also a prime mover in the CityLit Project and has co-edited the new anthology for CityLit Press. It’s the first in a planned series called “Poets Cover Your Record Collection”.

The reading event starts at 4:30pm and takes place in the salubrious Branded Saloon in Brooklyn. Susana and Gerry will be joined in the reading by many other contributors to the anthology.

Here’s an interesting interview with the co-editor of the anthology, Gregg Wilhelm

Event details

Author: Susana H. Case
Mayapple book: 4 Rms w Vu
Event name: Launch party for “Clash By Night”.

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Mayapple Author Susana H. Case reads in NYC – Thursday 22nd January

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Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, will read at the Vica Miller Poetry Salon event The Art of Rage on Thursday January 22nd.

Susana will be joined by Saeed Jones, Jayson Smith and Adam Faulkner.

The event starts at 6:30pm and will take place at Susan Eley Fine Art, 46 W.90 St, New York City NY 10028

Susana’s website is: http://iris.nyit.edu/~shcase/

The event page is: http://www.vicamillersalons.com/news-61

“4 Rms w Vu” by Susana H. Case reviewed in Hartskill Review

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This review originally appeared in the Winter 2014 issue of The Hartskill Review. Subscription details are available at the Review’s website.

Susana H. Case’s 4 Rms w Vu depicts the moments in life when we are most vulnerable. Wrestling with loss whether from death, divorce, or defilement, her poems surpass simple grief and excel in their ability to juxtapose the anguish of loss with a sincere lust for life. Her narrator both laments her tragedies and feverishly clings to moments of passion. “The Red lighter,” while a delightful homage to William Carlos Williams, ends with a moment so tactile it reminds even the most frigid heart of desire:
               my catalyst,
               the seductive monster-thing
               like you
               loved by women sharp and loose.
               Insouciant flame,
               no blame.
               So good when you put your hand on mine
               —then light it for me. (11)
Physicality and the need to touch run throughout Case’s work and reinforce the idea that the moments of passion are

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Mayapple author Susana H. Case to read – Astoria, Queens – Thursday November 13th

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Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu, will read from this and other works in Astoria, Queens on Thursday November 13th.

The reading is part of the Boundless Tales Reading Series at The Astoria Bookshop.

Susana will be joined by Jennifer Baker, Aaron Poochigian and Bill Shunn. The series is hosted by Aida Zilelian.

Author Name – Susana H Case
Mayapple book – 4 Rms w Vu
Event name: – Boundless Tales Reading Series, The Astoria Bookshop
Date – Nov 13, 2014
Starting time of event – 7 PM
Street address – 31-29 31st St, Astoria, Queens NY 11106 (Map)
Also appearing – Jennifer Baker, Aaron

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Mayapple author Susana H. Case interviewed on the Progressive Radio Network



Susana H. Case, author of “4 Rms w Vu” is interviewed at Progressive Radio Network The audio interview covers Susana’s multiple hats as poet, professor and photographer and the way in which she uses historical and biographical detail to write about subjects as diverse as marriage, movies, witchcraft, copper mining, and sexual advice manuals.

Hear the interview in the player below or go to the PRN page to listen.

Mayapple Press author Susana H. Case to appear at legendary Troubadour , London, UK

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Susana H. Case will be part of the Coffeehouse Poetry series at London’s legendary Troubadour on Monday evening October 6th. The “Stateside Troubadours” event starts at 8pm
The Troubadour is at 265 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London SW5 9JA Map
The nearest tube stations are Earls Court and Brompton Road
The Troubadour is the most famous of the remaining coffee houses of London. It has had a long and storied history, with major contributions to the musical and literary life of the UK. It was instrumental in advancing the 60s folk revival and has hosted many great performers over the years.

Author Name – Susana H Case
Book title – 4 Rms w Vu
Event name (if any) – Coffeehouse Poetry: Stateside Troubadours
Date – Oct 6, 2014
Starting time of event – 8 PM

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Mayapple author Susana H. Case’s “Three Questions” interview

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The “Three Questions” series over at Daily Dose of Lit has today published their interview with Susana H. Case, author of 4 Rms w Vu

Here are the questions:
Your work often evokes a certain time period using references to popular culture—music, movies, celebrities. How do you choose which icons to include (or do they choose the poem)? How do you manage the right number of to include?

I love that idea of poems as archives. Can you expand on the importance of that as a writer and as a reader?

So can poetry redistribute power in some way? Is the power shared between writer, text and reader?

Go to the interview to see the answers