Open Mic Sign-up, 2:45 PM, $5 suggested donation to fund the poets’ stipend.
This month’s readings will feature:
John Bonanni is the founding editor of the Cape Cod Poetry Review. He is the recipient of a scholarship from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and a residency from AS220 in Providence, RI. His poems have appeared recently in the Bridgewater Review, monkeybicycle, Assaracus and Hayden’s Ferry Review. His chapbook, House (2012), was made using recycled materials.
Charlie Bondhus’ latest poetry collection, All the Heat We Could Carry, is the winner of the 2013 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. His previous books include How the Boy Might See It (Pecan Grove Press, 2010) and two chapbooks, What We Have Learned to Love, which won the Brickhouse Book’s 2008-2009 Stonewall Award, and Monsters and Victims (Gothic Press, 2010). He holds an MFA in creative writing from Goddard College, a Ph.D. in literature from the UMass, Amherst, and teaches at Raritan Valley Community College in New Jersey.
Chris Hosea’s debut collection, Put Your Hands In (LSU Press, 2014) was selected by John Ashbery as the winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. He founded and edited The Blue Letter, a free direct-mail poetry newsletter. Chris’ work as an art curator includes Ode to Street Hassle (2012, BronxArtSpace), an exhibition of contemporary paintings and photography. Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Chris earned a BA at Harvard College and an MFA at UMass, Amherst. He is senior copywriter at H4B Chelsea and lives in Brooklyn.
Directions: From Bourne Bridge. Rt. 28 south to Thomas Landers Road exit, right off ramp to Rt. 28A south (left), about 1 1/2 miles. Just past Old Dock Rd., on right, West Falmouth Library is on the left, with parking.
From Woods Hole. Woods Hole Rd. to Palmer Ave. to Rt. 28 north to Brick Kiln Rd. exit, left off the ramp to Rt. 28A (stop sign). Take a right, and go less than I mile. West Falmouth Library is on the right, with parking (before the library, across from the Quaker Meeting House).