The second reading on the Unrest reading tour will be on Saturday, Feb. 16th, 3:30 PM at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. Click here for a full reading schedule.
Poetry Reading - Merrill Leffler, Chloe Yelena Miller, and, Yvette Neisser Moreno
Feb. 16, 2013; 3:30 pm
Join us for a sampling of the area’s thriving poetry scene with this trio of distinguished poets. Veteran poet Leffler, founder of Dryad Press (going strong since the ‘60s) will be joined by Miller, whose work has been widely published in literary journals and who now has a chapbook to her credit; and Moreno, a translator and poet whose first book won the 2011 Gival Press Poetry Award.
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, is forthcoming from 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. Contact her and read some of her work at www.chloeyelenamiller.blogspot.com.
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. www.yneissermoreno.com.
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