ORGANIZERS: Maryfrances Wagner Programming Chair for The Writers Place and John Gallaher
100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE
This is an international event, and over 100,000 poets will be reading all over the world on the same day, many at the same time.
The Writers Place is one of the designated sites for this event. Please come and bring your poems, and help us keep the reading going. We invite readers from all over the region or country to come and join us in this reading.
4:00 to 6:00 Open Mic. Hosted by John Gallaher and Maryfrances Wagner (At 6:00, we’ll take a dinner break, and at 7:00 we’ll begin with a reading by poets Donald Levering and Joe Benevento, both celebrating new book releases. )
7:00 – Poets Donald Levering and Joe Benevento
Donald Levering has published seven full-length volumes and six chapbooks of poetry. His most recent book, Coltrane’s God, published in 2015 by Red Mountain Press, was Runner-Up for the New England Book Festival Contest in poetry. His previous book, The Water Leveling with Us, placed 2nd in the 2015 National Federation of Press Women Competition. A former NEA Fellow, his recent honors include Runner-Up for the Ruth Stone Prize, New Letters and Dana awards Finalist, and a $1,000 1st Place in the Literal Latté competition. His poems have appeared in such journals as Barrow, Bloomsbury Review, Columbia, Commonweal, Hiram Poetry Review, Hunger Mountain, Georgetown Review, Ginosko, Notre Dame Review, Poet & Critic, Poet Lore, Quiddity, Southern Poetry Review, andStand. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, the artist Jane Shoenfeld.