On Wednesday, February 10 at 7 pm Poets Out Loud will kick off its spring semester of poetry with readings by two exciting new poets: Melissa Range and Javier Zamora.
Melissa Range’s first book of poetry—Horse and Rider: Poems (Texas Tech University Press, 2010)—won the Walt McDonald Prize in Poetry. Her second book Scriptorium, inspired by medieval scholarship, was selected by Tracy K. Smith for the National Poetry Series competition and will be published by Beacon Press in the fall. Range is the recipient of the 2011 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, among other honors. She is an assistant professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Javier Zamora is also the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. An immigrant from El Salvador, Zamora is intrigued by borders. His first book will be published in 2017 by Copper Canyon Press and his chapbook Nine Immigrant Years won the 2011 Organic Weapon Arts Contest. His poems have been published in Ploughshares, Narrative, New Border, Poet Lore and other journals. Zamora is currently participating in a Yaddo writing retreat in Saratoga Springs, New York.
The reading starts at 7 pm in the 12th floor lounge at the Leon Lowenstein building of Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus (113 West 60th Street). It is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.