Poetry in Kingston This Saturday Featuring Alan Catlin, Dan Crocker, Tim Gager, Nathan Graziano and Rebecca Schumejda

image Alan Catlin, Dan Crocker, Tim Gager, Nathan Graziano and Rebecca Schumejda will read at Half Moon Books, 35 North Front Street, Kingston, NY 6:30pm on Saturday, November 7th

Alan Catlin retired after thirty-four years of working in his unchosen profession as a barman. His latest collections include “Only the Dead Know Albany" from sunnyoutisde and a companion piece from March Street Press, “Near Death in the Afternoon on Becker Street.”

Daniel Crocker is the author of two full-length collections of poetry, a collection of short stories and the novel, The Cornstalk Man. He is the former editor of Controlled Burn and former assistant editor of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Timothy Gager is the author of seven books of short fiction and poetry. The poetry chapbooks, These Poems are not Pink Clouds (Propaganda Press) and this is where you go when you are gone (Cerena Barva Press) were released in 2008. He hosts the Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts every month and is the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival. Timothy is the current Fiction Editor of The Wilderness House Literary Review, the founding co-editor of The Heat City Literary Review and has edited the book, Out of the Blue Writers Unite: A Book of Poetry and Prose from the Out of the Blue Art Gallery. He has had over 150 works of fiction and poetry published since 2007 and of which five have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Nathan Graziano lives in Manchester, New Hampshire with his wife and two children. He is the author of Teaching Metaphors (sunnyoutside, 2007), Not So Profound (Green Bean Press, 2004), Frostbite (GBP, 2002) and seven chapbooks of poetry and fiction. His work has appeared in Rattle, Night Train, Freight Stories, The Coe Review, The Owen Wister Review, and others. His third book of poetry, After the Honeymoon, was published in September by sunnyoutside press. For more information, visit his website: www.nathangraziano.com

Rebecca Schumejda’s new collection, The Map of Our Garden will be release November 1st from verve bath press. Her full length collection, Falling Forward, was published by sunnyoutside press in February. They are also the publishers of her second collection, Dream Big, Work Harder, which appeared in 2006. She is a graduate of San Francisco State University, with an MA in Poetics. Schumejda currently teaches English at an alternative high school in Hudson. You can find out more at her website at www.rebeccaschumejda.com

Half Moon Books is located at 35 North Front St., in the uptown section of Kingston. Light refreshments will be served, and there is no cover charge. For more information, contact Half Moon Books at 845-331-5439, or contact Schumejda at rshume@hotmail.com.