Words out Loud, a spoken word series conducted as a virtual program.
Featured poetry readings by Michael Joyce and John Enright. Plus literary trivia quiz and brief open mic.
Michael Joyce is Professor Emeritus of English and Media Studies at Vassar College. His fifteen books and several digital works— most recently the poetry collection, Light in its Common Place, from Broadstone Books, 2020— span a career as novelist, poet, critic, theorist, digital literature pioneer, and multimedia artist. His poems and translations have appeared in numerous journals and he has published three prior collections of poems: A Hagiography of Heaven and Vicinity (Broadstone, 2017), Biennial (BlazeVOX, 2016) and Paris Views, (BlazeVOX, 2012).
John Enright, originally from Buffalo, New York had a successful career in publishing prior to teaching at American Samoa Community College in Pago Pago. He spent the next twenty-six years living on the islands of the South Pacific, working for environmental, cultural, and historical resource preservation. Over the past five decades, his essays, articles, short stories, and poems have appeared in more than ninety books, anthologies, journals, periodicals, and online magazines. He is the author of the acclaimed Jungle Beat Mysteries series, featuring Samoan Detective Sgt. Apelu Soifua, and his book of poems 14 Degrees South was winner of the University of the South Pacific Press’s inaugural International Literature Competition. Today, he and his wife, ceramicist Connie Payne, live in Owensboro, Kentucky.
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