Mon, March 21, 2022 6:30 P.M.
Season 27 of Monday Poets, one of the longest continually running programs at the Free Library. Register through eventbrite and we will send you the zoom link the day of the event. Register at mondaypoets tell a friend!
Elaine Terranova is author of the memoir The Diamond Cutter’s Daughter. Elaine grew up in a working-class neighborhood, worked as a factory worker, office temp, preschool teacher, and editor. She taught at Community College of Philadelphia, Temple University, University of Delaware, and in the Rutgers MFA writing program. She is author of seven collections of poetry and two chapbooks. Terranova’s first book, The Cult of the Right Hand won the 1990 Walt Whitman Award. Perdido is her most recent book of poems. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Pleiades, Ploughshares, and other magazines and anthologies. Her awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Margaret Banister residency, the Judah L. Magnes Gold Medal, and fellowships from the NEA and the Pew Center.
Christopher Kondrich is the author of Valuing (University of Georgia Press, 2019), a winner of the National Poetry Series, a Library Journal best book of the year, and a finalist for The Believer Book Award, as well as the book-length poem Contrapuntal (Free Verse Editions, 2013). His poetry and essays appear in such venues as the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, The Believer, Conjunctions, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, and Poetry Northwest. A recent MacDowell Fellow, he teaches creative writing at George Washington University and in the low-residency MFA program at Eastern Oregon University.