Please join me for the first two Red Sofa events of 2014! I’m thrilled to host three wonderful poets this Friday, January 31st at 7pm for the Red Sofa Reading Series at Indy Hall. Jeffery McDaniel has been called “probably the most important poet in America” (Major Jackson), and is a Philly native! Amy King’s poetry has been praised by none other than John Ashbery. And Cynthia Lowen’s award-winning debut poetry collection is about the invention of the atom bomb. So be prepared for an EXPLOSIVE evening of poetry. As usual, food and wine will be served!
Make sure you snag a seat in advance and get a discounted ticket now!
The next event is happening the very next afternoon, Saturday February 1st at 2pm (do I ever sleep?). I will be doing a reading with Cynthia Lowen and will lead a discussion about poetry on social and environmental justice. I was intrigued by her poems on the atom bomb, which led me to reflect on my own attempts to write about another difficult topic of our time — climate change. I look forward to a dynamic discussion on these important issues. And the event wouldn’t be complete without some delicious snacks, hot cocoa, and cider! We hope to see you there. Advance, discounted tickets available here. This event is co-sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action Pennsylvania.
Here’s to an inspiring and reflective start of 2014!