Golden Shovel Reading @ The Bowery Poetry Club

Golden Shovel Launch Party

Bowery Poetry Club on Sunday, March 26th 3:30-5pm

308 Bowery NYC

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New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks will feature a short talk by editors, Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith, and readings of Golden Shovel poems by over twenty area poets including Sharon Dolin, National Book Award winner Jean Valentine, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gregory Pardlo.  The anthology features poems following the Golden Shovel form created by Terrance Hayes, who wrote the foreword for the anthology.Terrance Hayes will also be reading.

Sharon Dolin to Participate in Aphorism Conference in Hartford, CT


Saturday April 1, 2017, 10am to 4:30pm

Hartford History Center

Hartford Public Library

500 Main Street, Hartford CT

Opening talk—


Celebrate the art of the aphorism with James Geary: His presentation will explore the witty power of aphorisms in literature and daily life through the lively juggling of words & ideas. Geary is the foremost contemporary authority on the aphorism.

Presentations by three contemporary aphorists—

 Alfred Corn: Concision, Concentration, Poetry 

Sharon Dolin: Sequencing the Whole Fragment

George Murray: The Aphorist as Undertaker

Aphorism Workshop—

Starting at 1:45 pm, James Geary will lead an interactive workshop on how to write aphorisms.

Group Reading—

3:30 pm, conference participants will have the opportunity to read their original aphorisms. Followed by a Q&A with the contemporary aphorists.

Conference is Free. RSVP by March 25 to—

 Jim Finnegan