Phillis Levin with Ciaran Berry, poetry salon

Wednesday, Sept 24, 2008
POETRY SALON 6:30 – 8:30PM

Featuring Phillis Levin with Ciaran Berry: Poetry Salon
Seating is limited, suggested donation $10

Phillis Levin is the author of four books of poetry, most recently May Day, and is the editor of The Penguin Book of the Sonnet. Her poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Poetry, The New Criterion, The Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. Her honors include the Norma Farber First Book Award, Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships, the Amy Lowell Poetry Travelling Scholarship, and a 2007 NEA Fellowship. She lives in New York, is a professor of English and poet-in-residence at Hofstra University, and also teaches in the graduate creative writing program at New York University.

Ciaran Berry’s first collection of poems, The Sphere of Birds, was released this spring in North America by Southern Illinois University Press and in Ireland by Gallery Press. His poem “Electrocuting an Elephant” was selected to appear in the Best American Poetry 2008 by Charles Wright. He is from the northwest of Ireland and he teaches in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.