One of the longest-running poetry open mics in the area, the Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic, kicks off the new year on Wednesday, January 7 in Saratoga Springs. Host Carol Graser will be welcoming featured poets Suzanne Parker and Kate McNairy.
Kate McNairy is a Saratgoa Springs native whose first chapbook, June Bug was recently published with Finishing Line Press. She was a finalist in the Blue Light Poetry Competition 2013 and her work has appeared inWord Wednesday, Chronogram, Misfits, Hudson View, and Many Watersamong many others. She is also a freelance writer for local newspapers and is an Adjunct Writing Instructor at Empire State College. She’s on the editorial board of The Apple Tree, a literary magazine.
Suzanne Parker is a winner of a Kinereth Gensler Book Award, and her collection of poetry, Viral, (Alice James Books, 2013) was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. Her poetry has appeared recently in Bloom, Barrow Street, Cimarron Review, Sierra Nevada Review and numerous other journals; she’s a winner of the Alice M. Sellars Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a Poetry Fellow at the Prague Summer Seminars. Suzanne’s creative non-fiction is published in the travel anthology Something to Declare by the Univ. of Wisconsin Press. Suzanne is a poetry editor at MEAD: The Journal of Literature and Libations.
This open mic takes place on the first Wednesday of each and every month at Caffè Lena (47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs). This event has a $5.00 admission charge. Sign up at 7:00, 7:30 readings start.
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