Poetry Reading in Providence, RI


Please join us for a reading of found poetry at GRIN gallery in Providence, RI on Friday, February 21st from 7-9 pm.

The reading coincides with GRIN’S current flatfile and installation series featuring 35 local and international artists, so there will be plenty to see and hear. We’ll follow the reading with an open mic. Please do bring your own found poetry to read!

Featured Poets:

Fiction writer and journalist Maria Anderson grew up in Three Forks, Montana and lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Her writing can be found in The Atlas Review, The Fiddleback, Metazen, NY Arts Magazine, Tarpaulin Sky, and other print and online publications. She is currently working on the first issue of O Balthazar Press & Collective’s Journal. http://mariaanderson.net/

Martin Elwell is a New Hampshire based poet and editor. His poems have appeared in Extract(s), The Found Poetry Review, Empty Mirror Magazine of the Arts and other places. He co-edited Bearers of Distance, an anthology of poems by runners from Eastern Point Press, and he is News & Resources Editor for The Found Poetry Review. You can find him on Twitter @MartyElwell, read his poems at http://martinelwell.wordpress.com/ and follow his travels at http://wordspergallon.com/.

Paul Hostovsky is the author of five books of poetry, Naming Names, Hurt Into Beauty, A Little in Love a Lot, Dear Truth, and Bending the Notes. His poems have won a Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net Awards, the Muriel Craft Bailey Award from The Comstock Review, and chapbook contests from Grayson Books, Riverstone Press, Frank Cat Press, and Split Oak Press. He has been featured on Poetry Daily and Verse Daily. And Garrison Keillor has read his poems on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac 8 times. In 2015 his Selected Poems will be published by FutureCycle Press. Paul makes his living in Boston as a sign language interpreter at the Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf.

Amy Pickworth’s poems have appeared in Forklift, Ohio; H_NGM_N; Ink Node; New Ohio Review; Smartish Pace; and Two Serious Ladies. Her book Bigfoot for Women, winner of the Orange Monkey Book Prize, will be released in 2014. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kate Schapira is the author of four books and eight chapbooks of poetry. She lives in Providence, where she teaches writing and co-organizes the Publicly Complex Reading Series at Ada Books.

More about the poetry reading:

What is found poetry? Put simply, found poetry is the literary version of a collage. Poets select a source text or texts — anything from traditional texts like books, magazines and newspapers to more nontraditional sources like product packaging, junk mail or court transcripts — then excerpt words and phrases from the text(s) to create a new piece. Poets will read their original found poetry in styles including remix, cento, and erasure.

RSVP via Facebook, or contact  the organizer, Beth Ayer, with any questions.  There is still room on the program if you’d like to read. Hope to see you there!


Top image by sparetomato on flickr.

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