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An Afternoon with Kathleen Ossip, Amanda Moore, and Jordan Franklin (via Zoom)

November 14, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Free – $25.00

Please join us on Zoom as we welcome Kathleen Ossip, Amanda Moore, and Jordan Franklin they read from their latest collections. This reading will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be emailed after registration. (Please check spam / promotions folder for this email and email [email protected] with any questions.) Donations toward the readers’ honoraria are much appreciated.

Kathleen Ossip’s new collection July (Sarabande, 2021) has gotten press in Poets & Writers, Library Journal, NPR, and Ms. She is the author of The Do-Over, a New York Times Editors’ Choice; The Cold War, one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011; and the Search Engine, chosen by Derek Walcott for the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Best American Magazine Writing, the Washington Post, Poetry, Paris Review, The Believer, The Nation, The New Republic, and the New York Review of Books. She teaches at the New School in New York and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Order Kathleen Ossip’s latest collection from Wednesday November 10th through Friday November 19th, using the code HVWC at checkout will get buyers 25% off of July.

Amanda Moore’s debut collection of poetry, Requeening, was selected for the 2020 National Poetry Series by Ocean Vuong and is forthcoming from HarperCollins/Ecco in October 2021. Her poems have appeared in journals and anthologies including Best New Poets, ZZYZVA, Cream City Review, and Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, and her essays have appeared in The Baltimore Review, Hippocampus Magazine, and on the University of Arizona Poetry Center’s blog. She is the recipient of writing awards and fellowships from The Writers Grotto, The Writing Salon, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, and The Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Currently Poetry Co-editor at Women’s Voices for Change and a reader at VIDA Review and INCH, Amanda also serves as a Board member for the Marin Poetry Center and is a 2019-2020 Brown Handler Resident. She is a high school English teacher and lives by the beach in the Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco with her husband and daughter.

Jordan E. Franklin is a Black poet and educator from Brooklyn, NY. An alumna of Brooklyn College, she earned her MFA from Stony Brook Southampton where she served as a Turner Fellow. Her work has appeared in the Southampton Review, Breadcrumbs, easy paradise, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Frontier and elsewhere. She is the winner of the 2017 James Hearst Poetry Prize offered by the North American Review and a finalist for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. Her first poetry collection, when the signals come home, was selected by Prageeta Sharma as the winner of the 2020 Gatewood Prize and was published by Switchback Books in March 2021. Her first poetry chapbook, boys in the electric age, was published by Tolsun Books in August 2021.

Order Jordan’s book, when the signals come home from Switchback Books with the code “hudsonvalley” valid from Nov. 13-21st. Go to their the website, order the book, and 25% off will be applied at checkout.


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November 14, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Free – $25.00
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States