Poetry Reading with Lee Sharkey and Tess Taylor

Join us for a free, open to the public reading on Friday, October 11, at 5:30 for a reading by poets Lee Sharkey and Tess Taylor. They will be reading poems from their new books, Calendars of Fire and The Forage House.

Suffolk University Poetry Center
Milred F. Sawyer Library
73 Tremont St.
Near Park St. T


TESS TAYLOR grew up in El Cerrito, California, attended Berkeley High School, and Amherst College. She holds degrees in writing from  New York University and Boston University. Her chapbook of poems, The Misremembered World, was selected by Eavan Boland for the Poetry Society of America, and her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the Boston Review, The Times Literary Supplement, Memorious, and The New Yorker. She was the the 2010-2011 Amy Clampitt Resident in Lenox, MA. After 17 years away, she lives in El Cerrito, California. Her book, The Forage House, is due out in 2013 from Red Hen Press. 


In 1974, LEE SHARKEY bought a hundred-year-old Pearl platen press, taught herself to set type and print, and produced over the course of a long Maine winter her first poetry chapbook. Over the next four years, under the imprint South Solon Press, she produced two more chapbooks of her own poetry, portfolios of other poets’ work, and ephemera such as poems on paper lunch bags. Since then, she has continued to work both on and off the grid as a writer, teacher, and editor. Her publications include six chapbooks and four full-length volumes, Calendars of Fire (Tupelo Press, 2013); A Darker, Sweeter String (Off the Grid Press, 2008); To A Vanished World (Puckerbrush, 1995), a poem sequence in response to Roman Vishniac’s photographs of Eastern European Jewry in the years just preceding the Nazi Holocaust; and Farmwife (Puckerbrush Press, 1977).



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