Literature Program
 


Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

$5

Earth's Daughters presents

Efrayim (Fred Barry) Levenson & George Hole

Gray Hair Reading Series

Efrayim (Fred Barry) Levenson's poems have appeared in What Happens Next, Poems, Medicinal Purposes Literary Review, Above Water, Artvoice, My City Underground, Bflo Journal, The Buffalo News, Pure Light, Foist, Earth's Daughters, Tempus Fugit, Swift Kick, The Grin, and Blatherskite, as well as online at timessquareshoutout.blogspot.com and www.chabadrego.org/poetry. In 2007, Poets Wear Prada published Dances With Tears, which includes the poem, "& Ribbon," which was nominated for a 2008 Pushcart Prize for Poetry. Levenson's chapbook, For My Relations, was released in 2000.

George T. Hole graduated from the University of Rochester with a BA in physics and a Ph.D. in philosophy, and is also in their Sports Hall of Fame for records in football and track. He holds the position of Distinguished Teaching Professor at Buffalo State College of SUNY, and is Chair of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department. His courses in Zen Buddhism, Existentialism, the philosophy of love and sex, moral issues, and the history of the Greek philosophers help inform his philosophical practice. He has advanced training from the Ellis Institute in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, and runs a small counselling practice.  Dr. Hole was the keynote speaker at the first conference (on "Critical Thinking") of the New York State College English Association. His poems have been published in Cimmaron ReviewRapportStone Drum, and Sugar Mule, as well as the Buffalo News. He is a member of the Buffalo State Rooftop Poets. His book Thinking Well about What Matters is currently out of print.


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