Jeffrey Cypher Wright, author of 14 books of verse, including most recently Radio Poems. He publishes an annual poetry-and-art showcase called Live Mag!
Natalie Eilbert, author of Indictus, winner of Noemi Press’s 2016 Poetry Contest, slated for publication in late 2017, as well as the debut poetry collection, Swan Feast (Bloof Books, 2015). She is the recipient of the 2016 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellowship at University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she is serving a one-year academic appointment. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, The Kenyon Review, jubilat, and elsewhere. She is the founding editor of The Atlas Review.
Janet Capron, whose debut memoir, Blue Money (Unnamed Press) arrived in bookstores on June 20. “A modern-day Moll Flanders…terrifically entertaining and brilliantly written.” —Phillip Lopate, author of “The Art of the Personal Essay.” "Blue Money is nothing less than a total reboot of a genre hitherto dominated by the male ‘bad boy’ writer. Perfect that this story takes place in the free-wheeling 1970s because it brilliantly recalls the voices of that era’s infant terribles—Exley, McGuane, Donleavy—and in the process creates something thoroughly new and uniquely feminine.”—Helaine Olen, columnist at The Nation and author of “Pound Foolish.”
Cornelia Street Café, Friday, July 07, 2017, 6:00 PM