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WORD THURSDAYS READINGS
April 27, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm$3.00
ELIZABETH COHEN, PLATTSBURGH, NY POET
ELIZABETH COHEN is an assistant professor at SUNY Plattsburgh, also serves as the fiction editor for the Saranac Review. Her memoir, The Family on Beartown Road (Random House, 2003), was a New York Times Notable Book, and her articles, stories, and poetry have appeared in SELF, MORE, Newsweek, People, New YorkTimes Magazine, Salon, Tablet, and the Yale Review, among other publications.Her newest book is The Hypothetical Girl (Other Press, 2013). Cohen lives in Plattsburgh with her daughter, Ava, their dog and many cats.
JANET KAPLAN, BROOKLYN, NY POET
JANET KAPLAN’S prize-winning poetry books are The Groundnut (Alice James Books), The Glazier’s Country (Fordham University Press) and Dreamlike of a Philanthropist (winner of the 2011 Ernest Sandeen Prize from the University of Notre Dame Press). A fine arts chapbook, Chronicles, was published in 2013 by PressBoardPress. Her honors include grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Bronx Council on the Arts and fellowships from Yaddo, The Virginia Center for the Arts, the Ucross Foundation and the Vermont Studio Center. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Denver Quarterly, Interim, The Paris Review, Pool, The Southampton Review and many others, as well as in the anthologies An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions) and Lit from Inside: 40 Years of Poetry from Alice James. She has served as Poet in Residence at Fordham University and is currently a member of the graduate and undergraduate creative writing faculty at Hofstra University, where she edits AMP, a new digital literary magazine.