Teresa Costa

Teresa Costa and Lauren Camp at the College of Poetry

Teresa Costa

The Northeast Poetry Center’s College of Poetry has another big day of poetry and words coming up on Saturday starting with a workshop led by Teresa Costa followed by the Poetry on the Loose reading featuring Lauren Camp.

Teresa Marta Costa will offer a workshop on what all writers can learn from the techniques of the avant-garde  on Saturday, November 1, at 1:00 p.m. at the Seligmann Center for the Arts, 23 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, New York (across from the SLPAC).  The program is free and open to all.  No preregistration is required.

Costa is the author of Cosmic OrgasmsCO2- What We breathe Out, and Bon(e) Appetit(e).  Her writing has appeared in numerous journals including Mombacchus JournalThe Woodstock TimesChronogramHome Planet News, and Wildflowers; an Woodstock Anthology.  She is known as well for her work producing readings in the Hudson Valley, in the past at the Cross St. Gallery and presently at the Bohemian Book Bin.  Her poetic influences include Captain Beefheart and Alice Cooper.

Her avant-garde credentials include readings during the 1970s with George Montgomery and Ray Bremser and participation in the last Avant Garde Festival in 1979 in NYC.

On December 6 Barbara Henning of New York City will conduct the final workshop in the College of Poetry series.

After the workshop Lauren Camp will present a reading of her original work at 3:30 followed by an open reading.

Camp is the author of two volumes of poetry, most recently The Dailiness, winner of the National Federation of Press Women 2014 Poetry Book Prize and a World Literature Today“Editor’s Pick.”  Her third book, One Hundred Hungers, was selected by David Wojahn for the Dorset Prize, and is forthcoming from Tupelo Press.  She is the winner of the Más Tequila Review Margaret Randall Poetry Prize and the 2012 Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Award.  Her work has also appeared in Tinderbox Poetry JournalBeloit Poetry JournalThe Laurel ReviewNimrod and elsewhere.   She hosts Audio Saucepan, a global music/poetry program on Santa Fe Public Radio.

The next Poetry on the Loose reading will be December 6will be the last.  William Seaton, producer of the series, will feature himself as he did in the first Poetry on the Loose reading at the Zukabee Gallery in December of 1993.


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