Riverwood Poetry Series is delighted to present poets Amy Nawrocki and Jasmine Dreame Wagner Thursday, May 14th for an evening of stimulating poetry. 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:
AMY NAWROCKI is a Connecticut native, raised in Newton and now living in Hamden. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College and a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas . She has received numerous honors for her poetry, including awards from the Litchfield Review Poetry Contest, the Codhill Chapbook Competition, the Loft Anthology, Phi Kappa Phi, New Millennium Writings, and the Connecticut Poetry Society. She is the author of five poetry collections: Potato Eaters, Nomad’s End, Lune de Miel, Four Blue Eggs and Reconnaissance. With her husband, Eric D. Lehman, she wrote A History of Connecticut Wine, A History of Connecticut Food and Literary Connecticut . She teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Bridgeport.
JASMINE DREAME WAGNER is an American poet, artist, and musician. She is the author of Rings (Kelsey Street Press, 2014), Rewilding(Ahsahta Press, 2013), Listening for Earthquakes (Caketrain Journal and Press, 2012), and an e-chapbook, True Crime (NAP, 2014). Her writing has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Blackbird, Colorado Review, Indiana Review, New American Writing, Verse, and in two anthologies: The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012) and Lost and Found: Stories from New York (Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood Books, 2009). A native of New Milford, CT, Wagner currently teaches poetry and creative writing at Western Connecticut State University. A collection of hybrid lyric essays on noise, silence, and aesthetics is due out from Ahsahta Press in 2016.