Beacon Bards 04.08.2015

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Beacon Bards 04.08.2015
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Our featured readers, Susan Landgraf & Susan Rich, will open the night by reading their own work, then we'll turn the podium over to any open mic readers who wish to share. Bring cash for drinks. The Station has a wonderful assortment of drinks, caffeinated and otherwise. Wine will be on hand as well.

Information on the night's featured readers:

Susan Landgraf has had more than four hundred poems published in more than one hundred and fifty journals, including Poet Lore, Nimrod, Rattle, and Ploughshares. Her honors include Pablo Neruda, Society of Humanistic Anthropology, and Academy of American Poets awards; a Jack Straw Productions grant; a Theodore Morrison scholarship at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference; two National Endowment for the Humanities grants; and two Pushcart Prize nominations. She teaches writing, media, literature, and diversity globalism studies at Highline Community College and has taught at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China through an exchange program.

Susan Rich is the author of four collections of poetry including her recent, Cloud Pharmacy, named a finalist for the Julie Suk Award and the IndieFab Award. Susan’s other books include The Alchemist’s Kitchen, named a finalist for the Foreword Prize and the Washington State Book Award, Cures Include Travel, and The Cartographer’s Tongue, winner of the PEN USA Award for Poetry and the Peace Corps Writers Award. Together with Brian Turner and Jared Hawkley she edited The Strangers of Theatres” Poets Crossing Borders published by McSweeney’s. She is a recipient of fellowships and awards from Artists Trust, the Fulbright Foundation, and The Times Literary Supplement of London. Rich’s poems have appeared in the Harvard Review, New England Review, and World Literature Today. The first line of her poem, “Nocturne” appears in this month’s Oprah Magazine.
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