Next Year’s Words featuring Carol Graser, Susan Kinsolving, & Jim Eve
Next Year’s Words will feature Carol Graser, Susan Kinsolving, and Jim Eve, crafty poets and creative constructors of literary communities!
Carol Graser lives in the Adirondacks of upstate New York and hosts a monthly poetry series at Saratoga Springs’ legendary Caffe Lena on the first Wednesday of the month. She has performed her work at various events and venues around NYS and been published in many literary journals, most recently in Devilfish Review, Punch Drunk Press, Trailer Park Quarterly, and BigCityLit. She is the author of the poetry collection The Wild Twist of Their Stems (Foothills Publishing 2007).
Susan Kinsolving most recently published the poetry book Peripheral Vision (2019). Previous books are Among Flowers, The White Eyelash, and Dailies & Rushes, a finalist for The National Book Critics Circle Award. Her poems have appeared in prominent journals and anthologies, and been critically acclaimed in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Poetry, Kirkus Reviews, Vanity Fair, and more. She’s taught at The Bennington Writing Seminars, the University of Connecticut, Willard-Cybulski Men’s Prison, CalArts, and The Hotchkiss School. Opera companies have performed her libretti in California, New York, Italy, and The Netherlands.
Jim Eve is the originator of Calling All Poets (CAPS), which began in 1999 at the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY, where Jim was a board member. With Mike Jurkovic and others, he has shepherded CAPS for more than 20 years, to its current stature as a leading literary force in the Hudson Valley. His main concern with CAPS is to provide the community and its poets an open, democratic stage for gathering, reading, and hearing poets of all levels and styles. Jim, who writes poetry whenever the mood strikes him, considers himself a facilitator of poetry and a lifelong apprentice of the genre.
This bi-monthly reading series features writers from the SUNY-NP community and surrounding areas — followed by an open mic for community writers. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org