Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic Featuring April Bernard

Caffe LenaOn Wednesday, February 7, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by 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.

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

April Bernard’s most recent volume of poems is Brawl & Jag (W.W. Norton, 2016). Her first book, Blackbird Bye Bye (Random House, 1989), was chosen by Amy Clampitt as the winner of the 1989 Walt Whitman Award  from the Academy of American Poets. Her other acclaimed books of poetry include: Romanticism (W. W. Norton, 2009); Swan Electric (2002); Psalms (1995). 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.