Calling All Poets (CAPS) , May 13, 7 PM, Live Stream
Calling All Poets (CAPS), May 13, 7 PM, Live Stream from Green Kill featuring Host Mike Jurkovic with Irene O’Garden, Amanda Russell and Will Nixon.
Calling All Poets (CAPS), May 13, 7 PM, Live Stream on Youtube from Green Kill featuring Host Mike Jurkovic with Irene O’Garden, Amanda Russell and Will Nixon.
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Irene O’Garden has won or been nominated for prizes in nearly every writing category from stage to e-screen, hardcovers, as well as literary magazines and anthologies. Her critically-acclaimed play Women On Fire, (Samuel French) played sold-out houses at Off-Broadway’s Cherry Lane Theatre and was nominated for a Lucille Lortel Award. O’Garden won a Pushcart Prize for her lyric essay “Glad To Be Human,” which is included in her new book of her essays by that name just published by Mango (May 2020.) Harper published her first memoir Fat Girl; her second, Risking the Rapids: How My Wilderness Journey Healed My Childhood was published by Mango in 2019. Fulcrum, published in 2017 by Nirala, is her first poetry collection. O’Garden’s poems and essays have been featured in dozens of literary journals and anthologies. Her new essay “The Old Shapeshifter” has been selected by Read 650 as part of the 2021 Carnegie Hall “Voices of Hope” celebration. Irene is also a Poetry Educator with the Hudson River chapter of the national River Of Words program. She occasionally blogs at www.ireneogarden.com
In addition to the above mentioned books, O’Garden’s poems and essays have been featured in dozens of literary journals including Appalachee Review, Atlanta Review, Barrow Street, Blue Mesa Review, Calyx, Carbon Culture Review, Caveat Lector, Confrontation, Hawaii Pacific Review, The MacGuffin, Permafrost, Sanskirt, Sou'wester, and Tusculum Review. She won a Willow Review Award for her poem “Nonfiction” and A Slant of Light, in which her work is included, won the national USA Book Award 2013 for Best Anthology.
Amanda Russell is a poet and stay-at-home mom living in the Hudson Valley. Her poems have appeared in magazines such as Chronogram, Social Unity, The Lincoln Underground as well as the anthology Mightier: poets for social justice. Her first chapbook, Barren Years, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2019. She loves to bring out the existential in the everyday and walk the dog at sunrise. For links to articles, interviews and more, please visit https://poetrussell.wordpress.com/.
Poet and author, Will Nixon has written The Pocket Guide to Woodstock and with Michael Perkins Walking Woodstock: Journeys to the Wild Heart of America's Most Famous Small Town.
His books include My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse (FootHills Publications),
Love in the City of Grudges (FootHills Publications), and Acrostic Woodstock (Bushwhack Books) In February 2021 Will’s iPhone photography was featured at Green Kill Gallery.
CAPS president Mike Jurkovic hosts the monthly Livestreams. AmericanMental (Luchador Press, 2020)