WORD Bookstore and Jersey City Writers are pleased to present this Q&A panel on publishing your poetry, featuring two editors and one widely published poet. A live demo of Duotrope, an award-winning resource for writers, will be offered as well. This event is a part of the first Jersey City Poetry Festival, hosted by the Jersey City Arts Council. Stop in Jersey City for a glass of wine and hotly sought after info on the inner workings of publishing!
About the Panelists
Suzanne Parker is a winner of the Kinereth Gensler Book Award for her poetry collection Viral (Alice James Books), which was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and was on the National Library Association’s Over the Rainbow List of recommended books for 2013. She is also a winner of Tupelo Press’s Sunken Garden Chapbook Award for her collection Feed (Tupelo Press, 2016). Her work has recently appeared in Passages North, Tampa Review, Notre Dame Review, Diode, and Cimarron Review. Suzanne serves on the editorial board of Alice James Books, and she is a founding poetry editor at MEAD: A Magazine of Literature and Libations. Suzanne directs the creative writing program at Brookdale Community College in NJ and teaches in the MFA program at Manhattanville College. www.suzanneparker.org
Madeleine Barnes is a writer and visual artist from Pittsburgh, PA living in Brooklyn. She serves as Poetry Editor at Cordella Magazine, a publication that showcases the work of women-identified and non-binary writers and artists. She is the recipient of a John Woods Scholarship to study poetry in the Czech Republic, a New York State Summer Writers Institute Fellowship, two Academy of American Poets prizes, and the Princeton Poetry Prize. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University in 2016, and her second chapbook is forthcoming from Porkbelly Press in 2018. www.cordella.org
Michael T. Young’s third full-length collection, The Infinite Doctrine of Water, is published by Terrapin Books. His other collections are The Beautiful Moment of Being Lost and Transcriptions of Daylight. He received a fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and for his chapbook, Living in the Counterpoint, he received the Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. His poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in numerous journals including American Book Review, The Ashville Review, Cimarron Review, The Comstock Review, Prick of the Spindle, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. www.michaeltyoung.com
The gorgeous poems of Michael T. Young's The Infinite Doctrine of Water offer the rewards of deep reflection. The poet's sharp eye and attentive ear capture the delicate light and shadow of urban life and personal memory.