Porter Square Books is delighted to host a poetry reading featuring Barbara Carlson (What Drifted Here), Miriam O'Neal (The Half-Said Things), and Stephan Delbos (Small Talk). This event will take place on Wednesday, March 22 at 7pm at Porter Square Books (25 White St. Cambridge, MA 02140).
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Barbara Siegel Carlson is the author of What Drifted Here (Cherry Grove Collections), Between the Hours (Finishing Line Press 2022) and poetry collections Once in Every Language (Kelsay Books 2017) and Fire Road (Dream Horse Press 2013). She is co-translator (with Ana Jelnikar) of Look Back, Look Ahead, Selected Poems of Srečko Kosovel (Ugly Duckling Presse 2010) and Open (2018) as well as a co-editor of A Bridge of Voices: Contemporary Slovene Poetry and Perspectives (2017). Her poetry and translations have appeared in The Cortland Review, Mid-American Review, American Journal of Poetry, Salamander, Glimpse and Ezra, among others. Carlson is Poetry in Translation Editor of Solstice. More at barbarasiegelcarlson.com
Miriam O'Neal’s work has appeared in LA Review of Books, The Galway Review, North Dakota Quarterly, and elsewhere. The Body Dialogues (Lily Poetry Review Books, 2020), was nominated for a Massachusetts Center for the Book Award. Her first collection, We Start With What We’re Given, (Kelsay Press) came out in 2018. She also is a 2019 Pushcart nominee was a finalist for the 2019 Disquiet International Poetry Prize, and the 2020 Princemere Poetry Prize. A portion of her translation of Italian poet, Alda Merini’s, Rose Volanti appeared in On The Seawall, in Fall of 2019. Her newest collection, The Half-Said Things was published by Nixes Mate in April, 2022. See more at miriamoneal.com
Stephan Delbos, the first Poet Laureate of Plymouth, Massachusetts, is the author of In Memory of Fire (Cape Cod Poetry Review, 2016); Light Reading (BlazeVOX, 2019); and Small Talk (Dos Madres, 2021). Awarded the PEN/Heim Translation grant in 2015, he has translated widely from Czech, including Tereza Riedlbauchová's Paris Notebook (Visible Spectrum, 2021); and Vítězslav Nezval's Woman in the Plural (Twisted Spoon Press, 2021). His scholarly work includes The New American Poetry and Cold War Nationalism (Palgrave, 2021). He is a co-founder of the web journal B O D Y (www.bodyliterature.com).
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