october, 2023

03oct7:00 pmThe Poetry of Now: An Evening with Cate Marvin & Diannely Antigua7:00 pm Mechanics' Hall

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Join two award-winning writers for a foray into today’s poetry scene. Come and engage in thought-provoking discussions on identity, culture, and how we use language in unprecedented times.

This event promises to be an engaging experience with poets who have a breadth of knowledge, explore critical themes, and bring a unique linguistic exploration to their work. It’s an opportunity to engage with poetry that challenges conventions and fosters discussions on identity, gender, and language.  It’s an occasion to celebrate women in poetry, engage with the craft, and explore contemporary themes through the lens of highly respected authors.

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Update: Due to illness, Dana Levin is unable to attended, but we are thrilled that Diannely Antigua, Portsmouth’s Poet Laureate will be joining is on October 3!

Cate Marvin’s latest book, Event Horizon, was reviewed by Jeri Theriault in the Portland Press Herald. Theriault writes, “Poet Cate Marvin, a resident of Scarborough, titled her new collection with a term that astrophysicists use to refer to the edge of a black hole: “Event Horizon.” It’s no surprise, then, that many of the thirty-eight poems churn with the danger of being a woman in a dangerous world.” Marvin’s many honors include the Kate Tufts Discovery Prize, a Whiting Award, and Guggenheim Fellow. Marvin has taught poetry at Lesley University’s Low-Residency MFA program and is professor of creative writing at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, Fence, The New England Review, Poetry, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, The Cincinnati Review, Slate, Verse, Boston Review, Ninth Letter, and TriQuarterly.

Diannely Antigua (she/her) is a Dominican American poet and educator born and raised in Massachusetts. Her debut collection, Ugly Music, won a 2020 Whiting Award and the Pamet River Prize. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from NYU, where she was awarded a Global Research Initiative Fellowship to Florence, Italy. She was a finalist for the 2021 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship and the winner of fellowships from CantoMundo, Community of Writers, and the Academy of American Poets. Her work has appeared in the Best of the Net Anthology and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She currently serves as the poet laureate of Portsmouth, NH, and is the youngest and first person of color to hold the title. As host of the Bread & Poetry podcast, she aims to make poetry more accessible to the community, interviewing poets and non-poets alike about what poetry means to them.

This event is bought to you in partnership with Copper Canyon Press.


(Tuesday) 7:00 pm


Mechanics' Hall


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