Poetry Reading |
Poets Elaine Equi and Jerome Sala read their work
Elaine Equi was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1953. She is the author of many collections of poetry including Voice-Over (Coffee House Press, 1998), which won the San Francisco State Poetry Award; Ripple Effect: New & Selected Poems (Coffee House Press, 2007), which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and on the short list for the Griffin Poetry Prize; and most recently, Click and Clone (Coffee House Press, 2011). Widely published and anthologized, Equi’s work has appeared in the Nation, Poetry, the New Yorker, and several editions of The Best American Poetry. Equi lives in New York City, where she teaches creative writing at New York University and in the MFA programs at the New School and City College of New York.
Jerome Sala was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, in 1951 and has a PhD in American Studies from New York University. He is the author of many cult classics, including Look Slimmer Instantly (2005), Raw Deal (1994), I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent (1985), Spaz Attack (1980), and most recently Prom Night (2011), a collaboration with artist Tamara Gonzales, featuring a sequence of his goth/horror poems. His writing has appeared widely in publications such as The Best American Poetry, the Nation, Rolling Stone, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Boundary 2, the Brooklyn Rail, the World , and many others. Sala maintains the blog espresso bongo on “poetry, pop culture, and everyday life” at espressobongo.typepad.com, and lives and works in New York City.
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