April Readings: Mediterranean Night
Mediterranean Night featured Olivia Kate Cerrone reading from her new book, The Hunger Saint.(www.oliviacerrone.com) This is an historical novella about a young boy’s survival from the sulfur mines of rural Sicily, post WWII. Her Pushcart-nominated fiction won the Crab Orchard Review’s 2016 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize. She is also a contributor to The Huffington Post.
Other readers at the April 6th event included:
Frederick Marchant, PhD, Professor Emeritus and author of a new book, Said Not Said, Graywolf Press (May, 2017). His other Greywolf books include: The Looking House, 2009; Another World Instead: The Early Poems of William Stafford, 1937-1947, 2008; Full Moon Boat, 2000. He is Director of The Suffolk Poetry Center.
Jennifer Barber, MFA, Scholar-in-Residence, is founding and current editor of the literary journal Salamander. Her poetry collections include Works on Paper, (The Word Works, 2016), Given Away (Kore Press, 2012), and Rigging the Wind (Kore Press, 2003). She read poems about the lives of Spanish Jews before, during, and after the expulsion edict of 1492.
George Kalogeris, PhD, Associate Profesor of English and Classics, is author of a book of paired poems in translation, Dialogos (Antilever, 2012) and a book of poems based on the notebooks of Albert Camus, Camus: Carnets (Pressed Wafter, 2006). His Guide to Greece, poetry and translations, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in 2018.
Rita Watson, MPH, author of the Providence Journal memoir series, “Italian Kisses: Grandma’s Wisdom,” is gathering her columns into a book. Recipient of a 2015 Award from the National Organization of Italian-American Women, she also writes “With Love and Gratitude for PsychologyToday.com.
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A Brief Bio
Rita Watson, MPH, was at the New York Times before attending Yale’s Department of Public Health at the medical school and the Yale Law School. She then became Director of Policy and Education at Yale’s psychiatry department. She is an Associate Fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College and is teaching at the English Department, Suffolk University, Boston. See Biography and Books
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