Powow River Poets Reading Series
August 31, 2017
The Powow River Poets present two poets on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 3 p.m. at the Newburyport Public Library. Wendy Sloan and James B. Nicola both live in New York City, both are skilled in formal verse, yet both work in different subject matter.
Wendy Sloan's first collection of poetry, Sunday Mornings at the Caffe Mediterraneum (Kelsay Books 2016), was featured at both the First Books Panel of the West Chester Poetry Conference and the New Books Panel at Poetry by the Sea. Her poems and Italian translations have appeared in several journals, and in the anthologies The Best of the Raintown Review, The Great American Wise Ass Poetry Anthology, and Poems for a Liminal Age. Sloan has been a finalist in the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award Competition and was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
James B. Nicola's poems have appeared in the Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews, Rattle, Tar River, and Poetry East. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His first full-length poetry collection is Manhattan Plaza (2014); his second, Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater, was released in June of 2016 to much critical acclaim. A Yale graduate, James has been giving both theater and poetry workshops at libraries, literary festivals, schools, and community centers all over the country.
Open mic at the end is limited to ten readers with one poem or less than two minutes each. Event is free and open to the public.