The 2014 “Frequency North” readings at The College of Saint Rose roll on with renowned poets Sean Thomas Dougherty and January Gill O’Neil.
Dougherty and Gill O’Neil will read Thursday, March 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Saint Rose Events and Athletics Center (Standish Rooms, Second Floor), 420 Western Ave., Albany. Copies of their most recent works will be available for purchase and signing.
The program is free and open to the public.
Sean Thomas Dougherty is a former high school dropout and factory worker. A nationally renowned performance poet, he is the author of five books including the book of experimental prose, The Biography of Broken Things (2002 Mitkimitki Press) and Except by Falling, winner of the 2000 Pinyon Press Poetry Prize from Mesa State College and nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. Dougherty has recently published Toward a Choreography: New and Selected Poems and Performance Writings (2003 Mitki/mitki Press) as well as his edited collections Along the Lake: Contemporary Writing from Erie (2003 YeOldeFontshoppe Press) and the critical Maria Mazziotti Gillan (2003 Guernica Editions).
January Gill O’Neil is the author of Underlife (CavanKerry Press 2009), and a forthcoming collection, Misery Islands(CavanKerry Press, 2014). She also is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. Underlife was a finalist for ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize. In December 2009, O’Neill was awarded a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant and featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s January/February 2010 “Inspiration” issue as one of its 12 debut poets.