Saturday April 7, 2018
9:30 – check-in and refreshments, 2nd floor lobby
10:30 – reading by Jim Minick
11:30 – poetry panel discussing student-submitted work
12:45 – luncheon, Moody Dining Hall (pay at the door)
2:00 – reading by Cynthia Manick
3:15 – reading by Janisse Ray
4:00 – public reception, 2nd floor lobby
Come celebrate Black Lawrence Press poets and writers Gillian Cummings, Cynthia Manick, Matthew Ramond, and Genanne Walsh. Enjoy an afternoon of literature as the authors read from their work. Snacks and refreshments, made on-site by the Octopus Literary Salon's chef, to be served.
Committed to fostering African American poets, Cave Canem presents a reading of works from West Coast fellows. These poets will show you why you need to "beware of the dog."
Olive Blackburn is the author of Communism is up there and we are down here but it is happening now (Timeless Infinite Light, 2014). She recently completed her doctorate at UCLA, writing a dissertation on the intersection of modern dance history and Marxian political economy. She lives in Oakland.
Lorraine Lupo is the author of By Way Of (Green Zone Editions). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New England Review, Fourteen Hills, Across The Margin, Breather and The Art Book Review. She also edits the Periodic Postcard wherein subscribers receive a poem in their actual mailbox. See her about subscribing!
Jared Stanley is a writer and artist. He is the author of three full-length collections of poetry, including EARS, The Weeds, and Book Made of Forest, as well as many chapbooks, pamphlets, artist editions, and ephemera, including A Continual Hint, Green Hearts and Fire to You, How the Desert Did Me in, and Special Newlands Extraction Rubbing. Other writing has recently appeared in Triple Canopy, Literary Hub, The Offing, and Poem-a-Day. He was born in Arizona, raised in the East Bay, and lives in Reno, Nevada.
Cynthia Manickis the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she is a winner of the 2016 Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry and a 2017 recipient of the Barbara Memorial Fund Award for Poetry. Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Clockhouse, Human Equity Through Art (HEArt), Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, PLUCK! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture, St. Ann’s Review, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Savoy Bookshop & Café will host a poetry reading with Mystic native Christia Madacsi Hoffman, the author of Intent; and Brooklyn poet Cynthia Manick, the author of Blue Hallelujahs. This event is free and open to the public; no RSVP is required.
Christia Madacsi Hoffman
Christia Madacsi Hoffman grew up along the banks of the Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut. A longtime Austin, Texas resident, Hoffman’s work has appeared in the Texas Observer and the annual anthology of the Austin International Poetry Festival. Through her company, CenterLight Media, Hoffman works as a marketing and editorial writer, graphic designer and actor. Her early career adventures included antique furniture restoration and leading treks in the high Himalaya.
Inspired by a friend’s daily photography series, Christia Madacsi Hoffman set an intention to write a minimum of two lines of verse per day for 365 days. Four years and thousands of lines later, the result is her debut collection of poetry, Intent. Throughout, Hoffman reveals an accessible and insightful poetic voice as she explores the universal themes of place, beauty, youth and family. Her moving reflections remind us there is depth in our everyday experiences and significance in our intentions. Intent is published by Hedgehog & Fox, an imprint of Warner Literary Group.
Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominee with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. Manick serves as East Coast Editor of the independent press Jamii Publishing and is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Her poem "Things I Carry Into The World" was recently made into a film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry. Her work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Passages North, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Savoy Bookshop and Café
10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI 02891
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Availability: Special Order
Published: Black Lawrence Press - June 20th, 2016
Poetry. African & African American Studies. "Cynthia Manick's BLUE HALLELUJAHS bring us to a broil like Koko Taylor's 'white-toothed love coils on repeat.' Here, we have a gospel of womanly sharpness, a kitchen sinked and hot combed diary of the way Blues grinds into the 21st century.
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Published: Hedgehog & Fox - April 10th, 2017
Join J.P. Howard and Women Writers in Bloom for its 6 year anniversary. Readers include:
* r. erica doyle * Sherese Francis * Cynthia Hilts * Safia Jama *
* Cynthia Manick *Allia Matta * Yesenia Montilla * Ed Toney *
Free but RSVP required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-writers-in-bloom-six-year-anniversary-celebration-tickets-32983733234
Join host, Sarah Courville, for a live literary radio program Studio A, on WKCR 89.9 FM for a reading and discussion of Blue Hallelujahs with Cynthia Manick.
Studio A is live, hour-long literary program, featuring writers of relevance and merit, often accompanied by interesting background information on the author and the context of the work. Studio A is a platform for these writers to share their work and subsequentally be interviewed. The philosophy of Studio A is to highlight exemplary works of literature that are important to the times, as well as enjoyable and thought-provoking for our audience to hear.
Periodicals Room. No registration required. Join poets Cynthia Manick and Mike Lala for an evening of poetry in celebration of National Poetry Month. Cynthia Manick is the author of BLUE HALLELUJAHS. She has won numerous awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Mike Lala is the author of EXIT THEATER. His work has been published in numerous publications including The Atlas Review.
Join us for a reading and open mic celebrating 40 years of RHINO and kicking off our “40 Readings in 40 Cities” initiative! A perfect opportunity to grab a snack or light meal and hear some amazing poetry before heading out for evening events.
Kristina Marie Darling
José A. Rodríguez
Leigh Camacho Rourks
Join RHINO Poetry for an offsite reading and culminating celebration of their 40th year, only a quarter mile from the Convention Center! 4:30-6:30 pm. Upstairs Dining Room.
A Rousing Night of Love Poetry
Actors: Lachrisha Brown, Ramsey Faragallah, and Ashley Marie Ortiz
Poets: Thomas March, Jason Schneiderman, Sarah Sala, Christina Quintana, Sanjana Nair, Linda Harris Dolan, Emily Hockaday, Richard Prins, Emily Blair, Ryan Dzelzkalns, Anna McDonald, Parco Martinez, Cynthia Manick, Marina Blitshteyn, and Emily Brandt.
Director: Thomas Dooley
Poetry Reading Event @ Station Independent Projects
Poets Cynthia Manick and zakia hendersen-brown
Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School. She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, and Poets House. She serves as East Coast Editor of Jamii Publishing and is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue. Her poem Things I Carry Into the World was recently made into a short film by Motionpoems, an organization dedicated to video poetry. Her work has also appeared in the Academy of American Poets' Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
zakia henderson-brown is a Pushcart-nominated 2016 Poets House Emerging Poets Fellow and has received additional fellowships and scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center, Callaloo, and Cave Canem. Her poems have appeared in African American Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, North American Review, Vinyl, and others. She currently serves as Associate Editor at nonprofit publisher The New Press, and on the board of the Brooklyn Movement Center. She lives in her native Brooklyn with fur ball Onyx.
AKaiser curates this tri-annual poetry series with Station Independent Projects and, in spring 2016, curated a multi-lingual poetry reading at Vintage Works in Barcelona which included Mark Doty, Catalan poets, Francesc Parcerisas and Antoni Clapés, herself, and translator Dolors Urdina. Along with her friend poets of the poetry collective, Sweet Action (http://sweetactionpoetry.com), she contributed work to the chapbook, Sunken Paths, which was donated to the Standing Rock benefit in Boston this past December.
In October 2016, she was a poet-participant in Tupelo Press' 30/30 Project
A POETS RESISTANCE (A POETS’ RESISTANCE) is a community forum for writers to respond to the recent US election and voice their fear, grief, outrage, and concerns for the future.
We have no formal roster of readers for the evening; the floor is open to any artists and writers. Please feel free to bring any work to present, either your own or by others, that has helped you through this turbulent political season.
We also welcome reflections, commentaries, and discussion. If you cannot make it in person and would like to submit material to offer via projection please contact us at email@example.com.
This event will be hosted by Gabriela Garcia. Her work has appeared in Word Riot, NPR, and Parallax, among others. She is an MFA candidate in poetry at Columbia University, the founder of the podcast On Poetry, and the proud daughter of a Uruguayan immigrant.
We hope you may join us as we mobilize together through poetry to help process this moment and to empower and support each other, especially those most at risk. We hope that this will be a gathering in the spirit of community and togetherness, meeting intolerance and atrocity with love, empathy, imagination and resistance.
Join us on Thursday, December 8th at 7 PM at The Third Floor for Barrelhouse Presents Cynthia Manick, Henry Israeli, and Venus Thrash!
Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a BA from Hollins University and a MFA from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, Clockhouse, Human Equity Through Art (HEArt), Fjords Review, Kinfolks Quarterly, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora, Pedestal Magazine, PLUCK! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts and Culture, St. Ann’s Review, The Wall Street Journal, Tidal Basin Review, and elsewhere. She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Henry Israeli’s previous poetry collections include New Messiahs (Four Way Books: 2002), and Praying to the Black Cat (Del Sol: 2010). He is the translator of Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku (New Directions: 2002), Child of Nature (New Directions: 2010), and Haywire: New and Selected Poems (Bloodaxe, 2011). His new book is god’s breath hovering across the waters (Four Way Books: 2016). He is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books.
Venus Thrash is the author of the poetry collection, The Fateful Apple which was nominated for the 2015 Pen America Open Book Award. Her poetry has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She was awarded a 2016 writer’s residency at The Vermont Studio Center. She is co-director of the Joaquin Miller Poetry Series. She is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and a Summer Seminar in Kenya and Fire and Ink scholar. She is completing a second poetry collection, Scar, a short-story collection, The Soul of a Man, and a novel, (W)hole.
Join the Boston area in celebrating the release of Blue Hallelujahs with local Cave Canem poets. The event will be hosted by Nicole Terez Dutton, Somerville's first poet laureate. Copies of Blue Hallelujahs will be available for purchase at the event. Free and Open to the Public
Brionne Janae is a California native, teaching artist, and poet living in Boston where she completed an MFA at Emerson College. Brionne was a recipient of the 2016 St. Botoloph Emering Artist award. Her poetry has been published or is forthcoming in jubilat, Boaat, Plume, Bayou Magazine, The Nashville Review, and Waxwing among others. And most importantly Brionne is a Cave Canem Fellow.
Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press, 2016). A Pushcart Prize nominated poet with a MFA in Creative Writing from the New School; she has received fellowships from Cave Canem, The Hambidge Center, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, Hedgebrook, Poets House, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been published by the Academy of American Poets and has appeared in African American Review, Bone Bouquet, Callaloo, DMQ Review, Kweli Journal, Muzzle Magazine, Sou’wester, Pedestal Magazine,Tidal Basin, Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently curates Soul Sister Revue and resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Breauna L. Roach is a native of Detroit, MI and a recipient of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writers Association’s Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Callaloo, Vinyl, Little Patuxent Review, and various other publications. She is a proud Alumna of Florida A&M University, and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Fine Arts Work Center. Breauna is the former Editor of CaKe: a Journal of Poetry and Art and is currently a Graduate Writing Instructor and MFA candidate at Emerson College.
Pamela Taylor is a data guru by day and a poet by night. She has a doctorate in social psychology from UCLA, a MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a Cave Canem Fellow. When she is not working or writing, she’s dancing Argentine tango in the Boston area. Pamela’s first chapbook of poetry, My Mother’s Child, was published by Hyacinth Girl Press in June 2015.