Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic Featuring April Bernard & Jay Rogoff
Name: Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic Featuring April Bernard & Jay Rogoff
Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
This monthly event, hosted by Carol Graser, takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and includes an open mic reading as well as featured poets. Sign up for the open mic starts at 7:00 and readings start at 7:30. October features are April Bernard and Jay Rogoff. April Bernard’s most recent volume of poems is Brawl & Jag (W.W. Norton, 2016); she has also published two novels and frequently contributes critical essays to The New York Review of Books. She is Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College and also teaches in the Bennington MFA in Writing program. Jay Rogoff has published six books of poetry, including The Long Fault, The Art of Gravity, Venera, and most recently a book-length poetic sequence called Enamel Eyes, a Fantasia on Paris, 1870. He has just completed a collection of New and Selected Poems, called Loving in Truth. His poetry and criticism appear regularly in many journals and magazines, and he writes regularly about dance for The Hopkins Review, Ballet Review, and The Saratogian. He teaches English at Skidmore College and lives with his wife, the art historian Penny Jolly, in Saratoga Springs.