112th: Poetry Reading with Alicia Mountain & Alex Dimitrov
Dear friends in poetry,
I hope you're all enjoying this holiday season! It can be tempting to hibernate when the weather gets colder, but you won't want to miss next week's Poetry Book Group. Tuesday, Dec. 11, we'll be meeting at 7:00 instead of our usual 7:30--because at 8:00 we are hosting special guest poets Alicia Mountain & Alex Dimitrov! I'm so excited that these two wonderful poets will be joining us to read from their work, following our regular discussion of Perennial by Kelly Forsythe.
The reading at 8 will be open to everyone, so please spread the word and invite friends-- the more the merrier! The mood will be festive and drinks and bites will abound. I'd love to wrap up a wonderful year of living in poems with you all.
Alicia Mountain’s first collection, High Ground Coward (University of Iowa Press, 2018), was selected by Brenda Shaughnessy as a winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize. She is also the author of the digital chapbook Thin Fire, selected by Natalie Diaz and published by BOAAT Press. Mountain is a queer poet, a PhD student, and an assistant editor of the Denver Quarterly. Keep up with her at aliciamountain.com.
Alex Dimitrov is the author of Together and by Ourselves (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012) and the upcoming Love and Other Poems (Copper Canyon Press, 2020). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. His poems have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, Slate, Tin House, Boston Review, and the American Poetry Review. He has taught creative writing at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Marymount Manhattan College, Bennington College, and lives in New York City.