Reading 11/14: Sophie Cabot Black and Greg Delanty

We hope you'll join us for a reading on November 14th! Sophie Cabot Black and Greg Delanty will be reading from their recent books, The Exchange and Loosestrife.


73 Tremont St.
Suffolk Poetry Center
Mildred F. Sawyer Library


(near Park St. T; free and open to the public; wheelchair accessible)

Sophie Cabot Black was raised on a small farm in New England. She received her B.A. from Marlboro College and her MFA from Columbia University. Her poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including The Atlantic, Granta, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Tin House, and Poetry. Her work has also appeared in various anthologies, among them Best American Poetry.

Her first poetry collection, The Misunderstanding of Nature, published by Graywolf Press, received the Norma Farber Book Award from the Poetry Society of America; her second, The Descant, earned the Connecticut Book Award and was nominated for the 2005 Colorado Book Award. Of her third collection, The Exchange, Publisher's Weekly said: "Black weaves sheer elegance and devastating knowing" (starred review). She has taught at the New School, Rutgers, and Columbia University.


Greg Delanty was born in Cork, Ireland in 1958 and lives in Burlington, Vermont where he teaches at Saint Michael's College. He became an American citizen in 1994.

His latest books are Collected Poems 1986-2006 (Oxford Poets Series, Carcanet Press in Ireland and Britain, 2006), The Selected Poems of Kyriakos Charalambides in Translation (Southword Editions, 2005), and The Ship of Birth (Oxford Poets Series, Carcanet Press in Ireland and Britain, 2003; LSU Press in the United States, 2007).

His other poetry collections are The Blind Stitch (LSU Press 2002, Oxford Poets Series, Carcanet, 2001), The Hellbox (Oxford Poets Series, Oxford University Press, 1998), American Wake (Blackstaff/Dufour, 1995), Southward (LSU Press, 1992) and Cast in the Fire (Dolmen/Dufour, 1986).  Special editions include Striped Ink and The Fifth Province (Traffic Street, 2000, 2001).

Pushcart Prize Nominations: 2013
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