Riverwood Poetry Series is delighted to present Ben Grossberg and Dennis Barone Thursday, February 12th for an evening of poetry to brighten the winter night. The poets will read their work, followed by a Q&A session; open mike precedes the reading. Admission is FREE. As always, non-perishable food donations for the AHCC Crisis Food Support program are gratefully accepted.
About the Poets:
Dennis Barone is the author of seven books of short fiction, including On the Bus: Selected Stories (Blaze Vox, 2012). He is also the author of two novellas, Temple of the Rat (Left Hand Books, 2000) and God’s Whisper (Spuyten Duyvil, 2005), and the author of a collection of prose poems, The Walls of Circumstance (Avec Books, 2004). Bordighera Press published his study of Italian-American narrative America / Trattabili in 2011. Barone is editor of Beyond the Red Notebook: Essays on Paul Auster (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995), New Hungers for Old: One-Hundred Years of Italian-American Poetry (Star Cloud Press, 2011), and Garnet Poems: An Anthology of Connecticut Poetry Since 1776 (Wesleyan University Press, 2012). Left Hand Books published his selected poems volume one, Separate Objects, in 1998, and Shearsman Books published volume two entitled Parallel Lines in 2011. In 2014 Quale Press will publish his book Memoir / Biography. A graduate of Bard College, he received his Ph.D. in American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania.
Benjamin S. Grossberg is the author of Space Traveler (University of Tampa, 2014); Sweet Core Orchard (University of Tampa, 2009), winner of the Tampa Review Prize and a Lambda Literary Award; and Underwater Lengths in a Single Breath (Ashland Poetry Press, 2007), winner of the Snyder Prize. His poems have appeared widely, including in the Pushcart Prize and Best American Poetry anthologies, Poetry Daily and Verse Daily, and the journals Paris Review, Southwest Review, New England Review, Missouri Review, Cincinnati Review, and The Sun. A recipient of individual artist grants from the states of Connecticut and Ohio, he works as Director of Creative Writing and an Associate Professor of English at the University of Hartford, and an Assistant Poetry Editor and regular book reviewer for the Antioch Review.