Literature Program
 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

$5

Earth's Daughters presents:

Gunilla Theander Kester & John Marvin

The Gray Hair Reading Series

A native of Sweden, Gunilla Theander Kester, Ph.D., is the author of one chapbook Time of Sand and Teeth forthcoming from Finishing Line Press as part of its New Women's Voices series. She was recently a finalist for the May Swenson Poetry Award 2009, and was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart Prize from Not Just Air.  She has won the Gival Press Tri-Language Poetry Competition, been a finalist in The Glimmer Train Open and had poems appear in The Buffalo NewsRadiance, Step, and Oberon.  She has poems in Waging Words for Peace, Buffalo Poets Against WarPoetic Voices Without Borders, and the just released Poetic Voices Without Borders, II, as well as in Nickel City Nights, an anthology edited by Gary Earl Ross.  An accomplished guitarist, she often performs and also teaches classical guitar at The Amherst School of Music. She lives in Buffalo with her husband Daniel and her daughters, Anya and Shiri. Please visit her webpage: www.thekesters.net/Gunilla/Welcome.html

John Marvin bears witness to the last two thirds of the so called 20th century for which he can take very little credit or blame. He has retired from his work as a public school social studies teacher to become a poet, get a Ph.D. in English at SUNY Buffalo, and exercise his right to write his own last rites. He has published prose in James Joyce Quarterly, Hypermedia Joyce Studies, and Pennsylvania English. He has presented papers at conferences of the North American James Joyce Society, the Society of Art, Literature, and Science, and the New York College English Association.  Recent poetry credits include Blue Unicorn, Iconoclast, Timber Creek Review, Indefinite Space, and Epicenter.


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