Poetry in New York | Tiferet Journal Poets to Appear


Poetry in New York


May 20th at 3 pm

Continuing a popular poetry series, four poets whose work has appeared in Tiferet Journal will read from the publication and their other works in New York City at the Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston and 1st streets), at 3 p.m. Admission is $8.00.

Readers Donna Baier-Stein, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, Frances Richey, and silent lotus publish widely in journals and anthologies. The four poets will sign their books and answer questions about their craft.

Tiferet founder and publisher Donna Baier Stein’s novel FORTUNE received the PEN/New England Discovery Award and her story collection Great Drawing Board of the Sky was an Iowa Fiction Awards finalist. Stein, a founding editor of Bellevue Literary Review, is a freelance writer/editor, with clients including Smithsonian, Time, The Nature Conservancy and other prestigious magazines. Her writing awards and fellowships include those from Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Poetry Societies of Virginia and New Hampshire, The Johns Hopkins University, New Jersey Council on the Arts, Amazon Breakthrough Novel (finalist), and the Summer Literary Seminars. Finishing Line Press currently is publishing her newest chapbook Sometimes You Sense the Difference.

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell teaches English and American Literature and Creative Writing at Fordham University in New York City. Her publications include two chapbooks, Mine and Waiting for Ecstasy, and two full-length collections, Moving House (Word Press, 2009) and Saint Sinatra & Other Poems (Word Press, 2011), recently nominated for the Arlin G. Meyer Prize in Imaginative Writing. Paraclete Press recently published The Province of Joy, her book of hours based on the theological imagination of Flannery O’Connor. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web Award nominee, O’Donnell also was a finalist for several book awards, including the Foley Poetry Award and the Mulberry Poets & Writers Award. O’Donnell lives with her husband in Bronxville, New York. She currently is working on a collection of elegiac poems, Waking My Mother, exploring relationships between mothers and daughters.

Frances Richey is the author of two poetry collections: The Burning Point, published by White Pine Press in 2004, and The Warrior, published by Viking Penguin in 2008. She is also the editor of Voices of the Guard, a homecoming poem/chapbook in honor of the Oregon National Guard drawn directly from the words of Guard service members. Her work has appeared on the “Lives” page of The New York Times Magazine, in Nicholas Kristof’s op-ed column, “The Poets of War,” O, The Oprah Magazine, Woman’s Day, Verse Daily, and in numerous literary journals including Gulf Coast, Notre Dame Review, Salmagundi, and Salamander. She is a former Poetry Editor for Bellevue Literary Review, and currently teaches a poetry-writing workshop for the 92nd St. Y 60-Plus Program.

silent lotus, a spiritual advisor, whose poetry has been published worldwide, resided for a significant portion of his life in the Caribbean and The Netherlands, and lives as well in Providence, RI with the artist Nermin Kura. He hosts a monthly Poetry Corner in Tiferet’s online journal. A founder of Ocean State Poets, he facilitates discussions, workshops, and publications that include “Learning Unlimited” at Salve Regina University, and Street Sights (the RI newspaper for the homeless ) as well as readings on Insight Radio (for the visually impaired). He was a 1010 and 2011 juror for Street Sights’ national poetry contest for the homeless. With Ocean State Poets colleagues Kate O’Kula and Lisa Starr, he received an award from the Rhode Island Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin, presented during 2011’s National Crime Victim’s Rights Week.

“We are very honored to sponsor this reading series and introduce Tiferet poets to the public at different venues,” says Donna Baier Stein, the journal’s publisher and editor-in-chief, “and Bowery Poets is a perfect arena for this spring presentation. We look forward to additional gatherings at this site which dedicates itself to enhancing awareness of poetry by featuring strong work and the poets who write it.”

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