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Saturday, April 17th 4-5 pm EST
Virtual Book Party for To a New Era. With Music by Orly Bendavid and Franklin Bruno. Introduction by Caroline Hagood. Poems and videos by Joanna Fuhrman
Franklin Bruno is the author of The Accordion Repertoire (poetry, Edge Books) and Armed Forces (criticism, in Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series). Two chapbooks are forthcoming from above/ground press. As a musician and songwriter, he has released 20 albums with Nothing Painted Blue, as a solo artist, and (currently) The Human Hearts. Raised in Southern California’s Inland Empire, he now lives and works in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Orly Bendavid's songs often explore life’s darker side, shining a light onto difficult emotional situations with unforgettable melodies and lyrics that combine humor and uncompromising honesty. She’s been playing music in NYC with her band the Mona Dahls for over a decade now. Orly Bendavid & the Mona Dahls bring elements of jazz, classical and world music to the arrangements. They have music on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.
Joanna Fuhrman is the author of six books of poetry, including To a New Era (Hanging Loose Press 2021). Recent poems and poetry videos have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Conduit, Fence, NAW, Moving Poems, Triquarterly, Posit, and Volt. She teaches creative writing and organizes alumni and faculty readings at Rutgers University. In the past, she curated Monday and Wednesday evening readings at the Poetry Project at Saint Mark's Church and taught poetry writing to kids through Teachers & Writers Collaborative. For more see: Joannafuhrman.com
Check out this amazing, early essay/review by Chris Stroffolino. https://entropymag.org/new-era-joanna-fuhrman/
Monday, May 10th at 7 pm EST
Rutgers, Writers House, Creative Writing Online Faculty Reading
(readers to be announced)
Sunday, June 13th, at 1:00-3:00 pm EST.
Blue Light Press's reading series in the Bay area: "Blue Light at the Gallery."
Reading for 101 Jewish Poems for the Third Millennium
Pat Averbach, Tony Barnstone,Linda Blachman, Sharon Dolin, Maia Evrona,
Julia Knobloch, Rachel Neve-Midbar
July Reading for Couplet at The New York Poetry Festival
August Reading for Boog City
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