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Poetry at the Point Online: Lynn Levin & Carolyne Wright – Poets & Their Alter Egos
March 23 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The reading will be streamed live to this event page and to St. Louis Poetry Center’s Facebook page.
Lynn Levin is a poet, writer, translator, teacher, and a native of St. Louis. Her most recent poetry collection, The Minor Virtues (Ragged Sky, 2020), was listed as one of Spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her poems have appeared in Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Artful Dodge, The American Journal of Poetry, Margie, Rattle, and on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Her previous poetry collections include Miss Plastique (Ragged Sky Press, 2013), Fair Creatures of an Hour (Loonfeather Press, 2009), and Imaginarium (Loonfeather Press, 2005). She is the translator, from the Spanish, of Birds on the Kiswar Tree by Odi Gonzales and co-author of Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets. A Bucks County Pennsylvania Poet Laureate, Levin teaches at Drexel University. Her website is lynnlevinpoet.com.
Carolyne Wright’s most recent books are This Dream the World: New & Selected Poems (Lost Horse Press, 2017), whose title poem received a Pushcart Prize and appeared in The Best American Poetry 2009; and the ground-breaking, co-edited anthology, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace (Lost Horse, 2015), which received ten Pushcart Prize nominations. Her (and Eulene’s) Mania Klepto: the Book of Eulene (Turning Point, 2011) is “a tour-de-force in which an unforgettable protagonist takes us through an energetic romp through her vision.” A Contributing Editor for the Pushcart Prizes and Translation Editor for Artful Dodge, Carolyne has also published five award-winning volumes of poetry translated from Spanish and Bengali. She teaches for Seattle’s Richard Hugo House. carolynewright.wordpress.com