Loading Events

« All Events

Word Thursdays: Jay Rogoff & Bertha Rogers

July 25 @ 7:00 pm

Word Thursdays In Person featuring Jay Rogoff & Bertha Rogers will broadcast live on Thursday, July 25 at 7 PM EST.

Visit Bright Hill’s Facebook page at 7 PM EST to view the live stream. RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Suggested donation is $3, and free to students.

Donations to Bright Hill are gratefully accepted via Paypal, or by check made out to Bright Hill Press Inc, and mailed to: 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY 13846, or by credit card by personal appointment by emailing info@brighthillpress.org.

Virtual “donation jar:”


Jay Rogoff

Jay Rogoff has published seven collections of poetry. His debut book, The Cutoff, won the Word Works Washington Prize. With LSU Press he has produced The Long Fault, The Art of Gravity, Venera, Enamel Eyes, and, most recently, Loving in Truth: New and Selected Poems. His new book, Becoming Poetry: Poets and Their Methods, received the Lewis P. Simpson Award for outstanding literary criticism. His poetry and prose have appeared widely, in such places as AGNI, Georgia Review, Hopkins Review, Kenyon Review, Salmagundi, and Southern Review. A longtime dance critic, he is working on Balanchine Is Now! an exploration of how George Balanchine’s ballets express interior human life, and on a booklength poem. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Bertha Rogers

Bertha Rogers’s poems appear in journals and anthologies and the collections Wild, Again (Salmon, 2019); Heart Turned Back (Salmon, 2010); Even the Hemlock (Six Swans, 2005); The Fourth Beast (Snark, 2004); A House of Corners (Three Conditions, 2000); Sleeper, You Wake (Mellen, 1991); and What Want Brings: New & Selected Poems (forthcoming, Salmon, 2023). Her translation of Beowulf, the Anglo-Saxon epic, was published in 2000 (Birch Brook); her translation of the riddle-poems from the Anglo-Saxon Exeter Book, Uncommon Creatures, was published in 2019 (Six Swans). Grants received include several from NYSCA, NYFA, and other foundations. Rogers co-founded with Ernest M. Fishman Bright Hill Press & Literary Center in 1992. She has been awarded residency fellowships to artists’ colonies, among them MacDowell, Millay, Saltonstall, and Hawthornden Int’l Writing Retreat. A Master Teaching Artist, she presents programs in schools, libraries, and other venues. Rogers has served as judge for local, regional, and NY state NEA Poetry Out Loud Contests and is a member of the selection committee for the NY Writers Hall of Fame. Her visual works have been shown in hundreds of juried and solo exhibits throughout the US and Europe and are collected in the Harry Ransom Archive at the University of Texas.