The Unrest reading tour continues on Saturday, February 16th at 3:30 PM at Politics &Prose Bookstore.
I’ll be reading with D.C.-area poets Merrill Leffler and Yvette Neisser Moreno. We will each read from our newest poetry collections at Politics & Prose Bookstore.
Merrill Leffler published two collections of poetry before Mark the Music, Partly Pandemonium, Partly Love and Take Hold. With Neil Lehrman in the late Sixties, he founded Dryad, a poetry magazine, which evolved into Dryad Press. A physicist by training, he worked for NASA in rocketry before leaving for graduate school in Literature at the University of Maryland and Oxford University -- he went on to teach literature at Maryland and the U.S. Naval Academy, before returning to College Park and the University’s Maryland Sea Grant College Program where he wrote about Chesapeake Bay science and policy. He was a founder of The Writer’s Center and lives with his wife Ann Slayton in Takoma Park, where he is currently the city’s poet laureate.
Chloe Yelena Miller's poetry chapbook, Unrest, was recently published by Finishing Line Press. Her work is published or forthcoming in Alimentum, The Cortland Review, Narrative Magazine, Poet’s Market, and Storyscape Literary Journal, among others. Chloe has an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has participated in the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center residency and the A Room of Her Own Writers’ Retreat. Chloe teaches writing online at Fairleigh Dickinson University, George Mason University and privately, and leads writing workshops at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C.
Yvette Neisser Moreno’s first book of poetry, Grip, won the 2011 Gival Press Poetry Award and will be released in Fall 2012. She is co-translator of South Pole/Polo Sur by María Teresa Ogliastri and editor of Difficult Beauty: Selected Poems by Luis Alberto Ambroggio. In 2012, she was the first runner-up for the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. She has recently taught at The George Washington University, Catholic University, and The Writer's Center. Yvette is the founder of the DC-Area Literary Translators Network (DC-ALT and serves on the programming committee of Split This Rock Poetry Festival.
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For a full list of readings (D.C., MD, PA, NJ & NYC), click here.