On Wednesday, August 7, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Jessica Hornik. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7pm and the readings will start at 7:30. The host for the event will be Carol Graser and the cost is $5 general, free for students. Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022, www.caffelena.org
Jessica Hornik is the author of A Door on the River (Chatwin Books, 2018), her first book. Her poems have appeared in the Atlantic, Poetry, the New Republic, Salmagundi, the Times Literary Supplement (including as featured TLS Poem of the Week), the Yale Review, and many other publications. She has twice been a resident at the Millay Colony for the Arts, where she was the Rita Gold Fellow, and has been invited to the Union College English department this fall as featured local author. Her collaborations with two composers have resulted in three song cycles set to her poems. Born and raised in upstate New York, Jessica has lived for many years in Alplaus, a Mohawk River hamlet.