Powow River Poets Monthly Reading Series

You're invited to the Powow River Poets Monthly Reading Series.

It will be held on October 18, 2006 at 7:30 PM in the Newburyport Art Association Gallery, 65 Water Street, Newburyport, MA, USA.

The readers are: Luisa Igloria and José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes

The event is free and open to the public; site is handicapped-accessible; light refreshments

For more information, check NAA site www.newburyportart.org or contact mcantor@prodigy.net

Leading Filipino poets Luisa Igloria and José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes highlight the Powow River Poets October 18 reading.

Luisa A. Igloria, an Associate Professor of English at Old Dominion University in Virginia, has published nine books of poetry, most recently Trill & Mordent (WordTech Editions, 2005), and edited the anthology Not Home, But Here: Writing From The Filipino Diaspora (Anvil, 2003.) Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, Poetry East , Smartish Pace, The Asian Pacific American Journal, and TriQuarterly. Various national and international literary awards include the 2006 Stephen Dunn Award for Poetry and the first Sylvia Clare Brown Fellowship (Ragdale Foundation, Summer 2006); and in the Philippines, several Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature. Originally from Baguio City in the Philippines, she moved to Chicago in 1992 as a Fulbright Fellow; she holds a Ph.D in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes was born and raised in the Philippines, and holds degrees from Ateneo de Manila and Columbia Universities. He was featured in the most recent New Writers issue of The Hudson Review, and his poems and translations have also appeared in Caracoa, Circumference, Michigan Quarterly Review, Natural Bridge, Philippine Studies, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Rattle, and other Phillipine and U.S.-published magazines and anthologies. He is the recipient of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award and a two-time winner of the Der-Hovanessian Translation Prize.

[ First posted on 10/03/2006 by Manuel Viloria ]



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