A couple of noteworthy poetry events on the horizon:
The first on Wednesday, April 4 at the Willett Free Library, 45 Ferry Rd, Saunderstown, RI featuring Charles Kell.
The very fine online journal Frontier Poetry writes this about Kell’s work: “Charles Kell’s poetic missive leaps across associative gaps with subtle ease, tip toes through history, through violence. “Oblivion Letter” is all dark corners and boys named Night and is a little scary, to be honest—eyes gazing across the couplets like hands on the hallway walls of a haunted house.”
The second event with the University of Rhode Island ascending happens at 6 PM on Tuesday April 30 at the Central Branch of the Cranston Public Library (140 Sockanosset Cross Rd, Cranston, RI), and features Peter Covino and Laura Marie Marciano.
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 a FY 2019 National Endowment for the Arts Translation Fellowship; the PEN American/Osterweil Award; the Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence; and the Frank O’Hara Prize for his first chapbook, Straight Boyfriend (2001).
Laura Marie Marciano is the author of Mall Brat (CCM, 2016).
Her bio at the Poetry Foundation mentions her interest in the relationship between art and commodity, and the multi-disciplinary projects she has orchestrated at MoMA PS1 . You may also find her poem “Ash Weed” there.
After earning an MFA in Performance and Interactive Media Art at Brooklyn College, Laura pursues her PhD in creative writing at the University of Rhode Island, where she serves as a managing editor for Barrow Street.