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Stronger Than Fear Anthology Reading (editors Alexander & Massimilla), Readers: Kim Addonizio, Ellen Bass, Toi Derricotte, & Jane Hirshfield (via Zoom)

January 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Free – $100.00

Join editors Carol Alexander and Stephen Massimilla as they introduce four award-winning poets (Kim Addonizio, Ellen Bass, Toi Derricotte, & Jane Hirshfield)  from the Stronger Than Fear Anthology on Zoom. In this timely and timeless collection, remarkable poets—both emerging and established—bring myriad traditions, styles, and vital perspectives to pressing questions, such as how poetry can help us to overcome obstacles to empowerment, compassion, social change, and educational opportunity. Drawing from the work of teachers, artists, and activists, Stronger Than Fear moves us into sudden and startling awareness. These poems arrive at their truths with insight and generosity, with courage and spirit.

NB: This reading will take place on Zoom. The link will be sent to the email that you use to register as soon as you reserve a spot. (Please check your spam folder and save the link to your calendar.) It will also be sent to you the day of the reading for your convenience.

Carol Alexander earned her PhD in American Literature from Columbia University and works as a writer and editor specializing in educational publishing. Alexander is the author of the poetry collections Fever and Bone (Dos Madres Press, 2021), Environments (Dos Madres Press, 2018) and Habitat Lost (Cave Moon Press, 2017.)  Her poems appear in anthologies and journals such as The American Journal of Poetry,  Canary, The Common, Caesura, Cumberland River Review, Denver Quarterly,  Hamilton Stone Review, Matter, Mobius, One, Pangyrus, Pif, Ruminate, The Seattle Review of Books, Southern Humanities Review, South Florida Poetry Journal, Sweet Tree Review, Terrain.org and Third Wednesday and in English, Irish, Australian, and Canadian journals and anthologies.  She has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her work has been read on NPR and featured in readings throughout New York City. In addition to poetry, Alexander has authored children’s fiction and nonfiction.

Stephen Massimilla is a poet, scholar, professor, painter, and author whose newest poetry collections are Frank Dark (Barrow Street Press, 2022) and the anthology Stronger Than Fear (Cave Moon, 2022), coedited with Carol Alexander. His multi-genre, coauthored Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo Press, 2016) won the Eric Hoffer Award and many others. His earlier books and awards include The Plague Doctor in His Hull-Shaped Hat (SFASU Press Poetry Prize); Forty Floors from Yesterday (Bordighera Poetry Prize, CUNY); The Grolier Poetry Prize; the Van Rensselaer Prize, selected by Kenneth Koch; a scholarly study of myth in poetry; numerous Pushcart Prize nominations; award-winning translations; and many others. His work has been featured recently in such publications as AGNIThe American Literary Review, Barrow Street, the Chicago TribuneColorado ReviewDenver QuarterlyEpochGreen Mountains ReviewGulf CoastHuffPost, The Literary Review, The Los Angeles ReviewPoet Lore, The Southern ReviewPoetry DailyVerse Daily, and hundreds of others. Massimilla holds an MFA and a PhD from Columbia University and teaches at Columbia University and The New School. Websites: www.stephenmassimilla.com and www.cookingwiththemuse.com


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January 18, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Free – $100.00
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Hudson Valley Writers Center
Philipse Manor Station
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 United States
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