Cornelia Street Cafe 12/10, 6pm


Dear friends in New York or friends who might be in New York this weekend or friends who have New York friends:

I’ll be reading at Cornelia Street Cafe on Sunday, 12/10, at 6pm with poets D. Nurkse, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Philip Fried. Do come. Bring friends. Tell friends.


Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and visual artist. Her most recent collection of poetry, Lighting the Shadow (Four Way Books), was published in 2015. Her literary and visual work has appeared widely including The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, American Poetry Review, The Georgia Review, PEN, Guernica, and many more. Currently, Griffiths is working on her first novel and teaches creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. ​Please visit:

Thomas Lux wrote, “I love Philip Fried’s elegant quarrels with the cruelty and ignorance of the world or, more precisely, its inhabitants.” Fried’s seventh book of poetry, Squaring the Circle, was published by Salmon Poetry, Ireland, this year. Poems from that book have been posted on-line by Poetry magazine, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. Carol Rumens chose “Yoga for Leaders and Others,” a poem from the book, for the Guardian’s Poem of the Week feature (11/20/17 to 11/27/17). Web site:

Richard Hoffman has published four volumes of poetry, Without Paradise; Gold Star Road, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize and the Sheila Motton Award from The New England Poetry Club; Emblem; and his new collection Noon until Night. His other books include the celebrated Half the House: a Memoir, published in a 20th Anniversary Edition in 2015 with an introduction by Louise DeSalvo, the 2014 memoir Love & Fury, and the story collection Interference and Other Stories. His work, both prose and verse, appears in such journals as Agni, Barrow Street, Colorado Review, Consequence, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, The Manhattan Review, Poetry, Witness and elsewhere. A former Chair of PEN New England, he is Senior Writer in Residence at Emerson College in Boston.

D. Nurkse’s eleventh poetry collection LOVE IN THE LAST DAYS is out this fall from Knopf. He’s the recipient of the Literature Award from the Academy of American Poets and was a finalist for the Forward Prize, for best poetry book published in the UK. He has taught poetry at venues including Rikers Island and currently is on the faculty of the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Program.

Cornelia Street Café, Sunday, December 10, 2017, 6:00 PM


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