9/30/08

Oct 11: McDaniel, Rutkowski, Sirowitz

Come hear these three great writers perform their work Saturday, October 11th @ 8PM:

Jeffrey McDaniel is the author of four books of poetry, most recently The Endarkenment from the University of Pittsburgh Press. His previous three books are The Splinter Factory (2002); The Forgiveness Parade (1998); and Alibi School (1995). Individual poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, and other magazines and anthologies. He was born in Philadelphia and recently moved from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley with his wife and daughter. Listen to some of his poetry here. Read his contributions to the Poetry Foundation's Harriet Blog here.

Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and The John Hopkins University. His first novel, Roughhouse (Kaya Press), was a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award. He has received four Pushcart Prize nominations. He teaches fiction writing at the Writer's Voice of the West Side YMCA in New York. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter. To read some of his work, visit his website.

Hal Sirowitz is the former poet laureate of Queens, New York. His first book, Mother Said, was translated into nine languages. He has been published in many journals, including Provincetown Arts Journal and The Bellevue Review. Garrison Keillor has read Sirowitz's poem on his radio show, The Writer's Almanac; and Sirowitz has been featured on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Check out his work here.