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Mazer, Nikolayev, Pope & Share at Borders

The regular reading series “A Tapestry of Voices” hosted by Harris Gardner will feature Ben Mazer, Philip Nikolayev, Jacquelyn Pope, and Don Share on Thursday, June 14, 2007. The reading will begin at 6:30 at Borders Bookstore in Downtown Crossing, Boston, at the corner of Washington and School Streets. For more information, call 617-557-7188. This free event will be followed by an open mic.

About the featured poets:
Ben Mazer is the author of Johanna Poems (Cy Gist Press) and White Cities (Barbara Matteau Editions). He is the editor of Landis Everson’'s Everything Preserved: Poems 1955-2005 (Graywolf) and The Complete Poems of John Crowe Ransom (forthcoming from Handsel/Norton).

Philip Nikolayev, raised in Russia, grew up equally fluent in English and Russian. On relocating in 1990 to attend Harvard, he has written primarily in English. His poetry collections include Letters from Aldenderry (Salt, 2006) and Monkey Time (2001 Verse Press). He is the co-editor of Fulcrum.

Jacquelyn Pope’s first collection of poems, Watermark, was selected by Marie Ponsot for the inaugural Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize and was published by Marsh Hawk Press in 2005. Her poems, essays, and translations have appeared in journals and newspapers in the United States and Europe, Her work has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Don Share has for quite a few years been curator of the Woodbury Room, Harvard University, as well as Poetry Editor of Harvard Review. This summer he will become Senior Editor of Poetry magazine in Chicago. His most recent book of poems is Squandermania. His other books include Union; Seneca in English; I Have Lots of Heart: The Selected Poems of Miguel Hernandez; and a book about the poet Basil Bunting. He has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, PEN New England, and the UK Society of Authors, and has been nominated for the Boston Globe L.L. Winship Award for outstanding book.

Posted June 9th, 2007 | Back to News
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