Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic Featuring Jay Rogoff and April Bernard

Caffe LenaOn Wednesday, October 4, Caffè Lena will present poetry readings by Jay Rogoff & April Bernard.   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, free for students

April Bernard’s most recent volume of poems is Brawl & Jag (W.W. Norton, 2016); she has also published two novels and frequently contributes critical essays to The New York Review of Books.  She is Director of Creative Writing at Skidmore College and also teaches in the Bennington MFA in Writing program.

Jay Rogoff has published six books of poetry, including The Long Fault, The Art of Gravity, Venera, and most recently a book-length poetic sequence called Enamel Eyes, a Fantasia on Paris, 1870. He has just completed a collection of New and Selected Poems, called Loving in Truth. His poetry and criticism appear regularly in many journals and magazines, and he writes regularly about dance for The Hopkins Review, Ballet Review, and The Saratogian. He teaches English at Skidmore College and lives with his wife, the art historian Penny Jolly, in Saratoga Springs.

Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, 583-0022,