The Distinguished Poets Series of readings is held on Saturdays at 1 pm on the dates listed below at the Poetry Center, 32 Church Street, Paterson, New Jersey.
All readings are free and open to the public. Open readings follow the featured readers when time allows.
Tanya Olson lives in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a Lecturer in English at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Her first book, Boyishly, was published by YesYes Books in 2013 and was awarded a 2014 American Book Award. She has won the Discovery/Boston Review prize and was named a Lambda Emerging Writers Fellow by the Lambda Literary Foundation. Her poem "54 Prince" was included in Best American Poetry 2015.
Patrick Rosal is the author of four books of poetry, most recently Brooklyn Antediluvian, which was a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Rosal’s other three books are Boneshepherds, My American Kundiman, a winner of the Association of Asian American Studies Book Award, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive, winner of the Asian American Writers Workshop Members’ Choice Award. His writing has appeared in Tin House, New England Review, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Grantland, and many other journals and anthologies. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fulbright Research Program, Rosal has been a featured performer internationally in Greece, South Africa, the UK and at various spaces in the Caribbean, South America, and the Philippines. He is an Associate Professor of English at Rutgers University-Camden.
Workshop with Tanya Olson or Patrick Rosal 10 am to 12 pm