Saturday afternoon poetry

May 20, 2021

You are invited to join Grayson Books for Poets in Conversation: A Zoom Poetry Series Hosted by Phyllis Klein on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 4:00pm Pacific. Grayson authors Jed Myers and Charles Rafferty will share poems and conversation in this eighth installment of the series.

NOTE: to request a Zoom link, send an email to poetry[AT]phyllispoetry.com.

Jed Myers (above, left) lives in Seattle. He is author of Watching the Perseids (Sacramento Poetry Center Book Award), The Marriage of Space and Time (MoonPath Press), and three other chapbooks. Recent honors include the Prime Number Magazine Award for Poetry, The Southeast Review’s Gearhart Poetry Prize, The Tishman Review’s Edna St. Vincent Millay Poetry Prize, and the Iron Horse Literary Review Chapbook Award. He is Poetry Editor for the journal Bracken. Jed will read from his award winning chapbook, Love’s Test.

Charles Rafferty’s most recent collections of poems are The Smoke of Horses (BOA Editions, 2017) and Something an Atheist Might Bring Up at a Cocktail Party (Mayapple Press, 2018). His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, O, Oprah Magazine, Prairie Schooner, and Ploughshares. His stories have appeared in The Southern Review and New World Writing, and his story collection is Saturday Night at Magellan’s (Fomite Press, 2013). He has won grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, as well as the 2016 NANO Fiction Prize. Currently, he directs the MFA program at Albertus Magnus College and teaches at the Westport Writers’ Workshop. He’ll be reading from his book of prose poems, The Problem With Abundance.

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