Sat, Nov 10 at 8 PM: Frank Montesonti, Peter Covino, and Jacqueline Lyons
Book launch for Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope
at Pieter (Lincoln Heights)
420 West Avenue 33, Unit 10 Los Angeles, CA 90031
*please park on the street, and not in the lot
$5 donation, or pay what you can
Frank Montesonti is the author of Blight, Blight, Blight, Ray of Hope, winner of the 2012 Barrow Street Book Contest. He has been published in literary journals such as Tin House, Black Warrior Review, AQR, Poet Lore, and Poems and Plays, among many others. His second collection, Hope Tree, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press in 2014. He has an MFA from the University of Arizona and teaches poetry at National University. He lives in Los Angeles.
Peter Covino is the author of the poetry collections The Right Place to Jump (2012) and Cut Off the Ears of Winter (2005) both from W. Michigan University Press, New Issues. His prizes include the 2007 PEN American/ Osterweil Award for emerging poets and the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize for his chapbook, Straight Boyfriend (2001). His co-edited volume, Essays on Italian American Literature and Culture recently appeared from Bordighera Press, CUNY (2012). His poems have been published widely both in America and Italy in such places as the American Poetry Review, Colorado Review, Columbia, Gulf Coast, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, and The Penguin Anthology of Italian-American Writing, among others. Peter is also one of the founding editors of Barrow Street Inc.; and he is an Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Rhode Island.
Jacqueline Lyons is the author of the poetry book The Way They Say Yes Here (Hanging Loose Press), the poetry chapbook Lost Colony (Dancing Girl Press), and has published over fifty poems and literary essays in national journals such as Bellingham Review, Colorado Review, The Journal, Quarter After Eight, and Sonora Review. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry, a Nevada Arts Council Fellowship in Nonfiction, and Utah Arts Council Literary Awards in Poetry and Nonfiction. She teaches at California Lutheran University.