On Wednesday, July 3, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Roger Mitchell. 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
Roger Mitchell is the author of twelve books of poetry, most recently Reason’s Dream in 2018. His new and selected poems, Lemon Peeled the Moment Before, was published by Ausable Press in 2008 and won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s “Readers’ Choice Award” the following year. The University of Akron Press published his two previous books, Half/Mask, in 2007 and Delicate Bait, which Charles Simic chose for the Akron Prize, in 2003. Mitchell spent the largest part of his working life at Indiana University. Other recognition for his writing includes the Midland Poetry Award, the John Ben Snow Award for Clear Pond, a work of non-fiction, two fellowships each from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Currently, he is Poetry Editor of the ezine Hamilton Stone Review and is writing a biography of the poet, Jean Garrigue. He and his wife, the fiction writer, Dorian Gossy, live in Jay, New York.