Flyleaf Second Sundays Poetry Series & Open Mic feat. John Balaban and Jacinta V. White
Sunday 11/10, 3 pm
Featured poets will each read for approximately 20 minutes and, after a short break for the readers to sign books, there will be a poetry open mic. Please sign up to read no later than 2:45 pm. Each open mic reader will be limited to no more than a page of poetry. Hope to see you there!
John Balaban is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, including four volumes which together have won The Academy of American Poets' Lamont prize, a National Poetry Series Selection, and two nominations for the National Book Award. His Locusts at the Edge of Summer: New and Selected Poems won the 1998 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2003, he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2005, he was a judge for the National Book Awards. His new book of poetry is Empires, published by Copper Canyon Press. He has read widely in the U.S. and abroad, most recently at University College, Dublin, and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities.
Jacinta V. White – the founder of The Word Project – which publishes the international quarterly, Snapdragon: A Journal of Art & Healing, is a teaching artist, corporate trainer, and facilitator. broken ritual, her chapbook, was published in 2012 by Finishing Line Press; and recently (September 2019), her collection, Resurrecting the Bones: Born from a Journey through African-American Churches & Cemeteries in the Rural South, was published by Press 53. Jacinta is the recipient of numerous awards for her creative and professional endeavors. You can find more about both at jacintawhite.com.