Poet Lore's 124th Birthday Reading with D. Nurkse and Teri Ellen Cross
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda, MD 20815
Event date and time:
April 7, 2013, 2:00 PM
Poet Lore, America’s oldest poetry journal, will celebrate its 124th birthday at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD, on April 7 with a reading by former poet laureate of Brooklyn D. Nurkse and local poet Teri Ellen Cross. Executive editors Ethelbert Miller and Jody Bolz will introduce the poets, and a birthday-cake-and-champagne reception and D. Nurkse’s book signing will follow the reading.
The reading will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, in the Jane Fox Reading Room on the main floor of The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD. The event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
D. NURKSE is the author of ten books of poetry, most recently A Night in Brooklyn (Knopf, 2012). His recent prizes include a Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship. A former poet laureate of Brooklyn, he has also written widely on human rights.
TERI ELLEN CROSS has published poems in the journals Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Natural Bridge, and Generations, among others, and in many anthologies, including Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem’s First Decade and Full Moon on K Street. She was a Ford Foundation and Cave Canem fellow and attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat. She is the Poetry and Lectures Coordinator at the Folger Shakespeare Library and was a producer with WAMU’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show.