The Albany Public Library and Pine Hills Review have joined forces to present a special National Poetry Month virtual reading featuring the four poets: Lisa Mottolo, Brenda Nicholas, Christian Ortega, and Edward Rinaldi!
ABOUT THE POETS
CHRISTIAN ORTEGA is a poet, publisher, and artist from NYC. He schooled himself in communications on the job in the fields of retail, publishing, and advertising and by furthering his education at The New School and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Christian founded Recto y Verso Editions, Inc. www.rectoyverso.com in 2017, now located in the Warehouse District of downtown Albany, NY, to facilitate a dialogue between the Literary Arts and the Visual Arts. His published works include Epigrams (2000), I Know What You Did In The 80’s (2006), CONCEPTS and TITLES (2009), RED POEMS (2014) and his latest work, a contemporary digital biography, Rants For Social Media (2020). More at christianortega.com
BRENDA NICHOLAS teaches at Cape Fear Community College and serves as poetry editor of Hybridities. She is the author of Adrift a Fourth Wave (Kelsay Books 2022) and the chapbook Hari Om, Hurry Home (Finishing Line Press 2021). Her work has appeared in Painted Bride Quarterly, Main Channel Voices, Red River Review, Illya’s Honey, Menacing Hedge, Snapdragon, The Helix Magazine, and other literary journals.
LISA MOTTOLO is the project manager for Atmosphere Press and lives in Austin, TX. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in The Laurel Review, Santa Clara Review, Stonecoast Review, DIAGRAM, Little Patuxent Review, Typishly, Counterclock, Typehouse Literary Magazine, Pine Hills Review, and others. Her debut poetry collection is forthcoming with Unsolicited Press.
The consummate lay poet (entendre alert), EDWARD RINALDI was born in 1967, just smart enough to find humor being the fool. A parishioner of the restaurant industry, he has grown into a nifty slinger of phrase-ology in this attention span diminished brave new world of ours. Follow him on Twitter @blindedbeatpoet