Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A Reading with Poets Sean Thomas Dougherty and Jeffrey McDaniel

This will be my third Sean Thomas Dougherty reading this spring 2010--and it's a sign of his coolness and vitality that I'm looking forward to his reading again, along with Jeffrey McDaniel, whom I'll hear for the first time. This is a reading that I expect will defy the standards of the academic poetry reading. Be there.

Thursday, April 1:
A Reading with Poets Sean Thomas Dougherty and Jeffrey McDaniel
Readings begin at 7:30 pm and are in Main Classroom 134, 1899 East 22 Street

Events listed are free and open to the public.
Call the Cleveland State University Poetry Center at 216-687-3986 for more information, including the Center’s recent and forthcoming publications.

Sean Thomas Dougherty is the author of eleven books, including the poetry collections Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line (BOA Editions, 2010) and Broken Hallelujahs (BOA Editions 2007), as well as the novella The Blue City (Marick Press, 2008). His awards include a Fulbright Lectureship in Macedonia, and two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts fellowships in poetry. Known for his electrifying performances, he recently spent three years traveling and performing. A long-time resident of Erie, PA, he now lives in Cleveland and teaches rhetoric at Case Western Reserve University.


Jeffrey McDaniel is the author of four books of poetry, including, most recently, The Endarkenment. His poems have been published in many anthologies, including Best American Poetry and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.Although McDaniel has not performed in a poetry slam in over a decade, he has made spoken word appearances at Lollapalooza and the Moscow Writers' Union, as well as numerous poetry slams across the United States in the early-to-mid ‘90s. A recipient of an NEA fellowship among other honors, he has taught creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College since 2001.

1 comment:

Christopher Kempf said...

I got to hear McDaniel at AWP last year, and I loved him. Hope you enjoy it!