Literature Program
 


Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.

$5

Earth's Daughters presents

Perry S. Nicholas & Max Wickert

The Gray Hair Reading Series

Perry S. Nicholas is an English professor at Erie Community College North. He was nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize, in 2006 and 2007, by Skyline Magazine. In 2006, he won the Skyline Winter Poetry Bash Contest for his poem "Comealong." His poem "Santorini" appeared in the spring 2007 edition of Feile-Festa, and "Metrics" is in the winter 2008 edition of Language and Culture. His poem "March Sonnet" is online at Not Just Air. His first book-length collection, The River of You, was released in 2009 (FootHills Publishing).  He has new poems forthcoming in New York Quarterly and Chautauqua Literary Journal.

Max Wickert has published two collections of poetry—All the Weight of the Still Midnight and Pat Sonnets—as well as over two hundred poems and verse translations in major journals, including American Poetry, Chicago Review, Choice, Poetry, Sewanee Review, and Shenandoah. His work has twice been featured in Earth's Daughters.

Torquato Tasso
Torquato Tasso, "King of the Poets"
His translation in strict English octaves of Torquato Tasso’s epic, The Liberation of Jerusalem, was issued by Oxford University Press in 2009, and he has prepared the first English translation of Andrea da Barberino’s The Royal House of France. In the 1960s and '70s he was the founder and director of the Outriders Poetry Program. He is Associate Professor Emeritus in the UB English Department.

Continuing publication of Earth's Daughters magazine is made possible by a Decentralization grant from the Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. The Gray Hair Series is co-sponsored by Hallwalls, Just Buffalo Literary Center, & Talking Leaves...Books.


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