Phosphorescence Reading Series: Poets from The Common

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Join the Emily Dickinson Museum and The Common on September 23rd at 6PM EDT for the Phosphorescence Poetry Reading Series, celebrating present-day literary craft that echoes Emily Dickinson’s revolutionary voice. This reading features Elizabeth Metzger, Chloe Martinez, Rodney A. Brown, and Moriel Rothman-Zecher, all of whose work has been published in The Common.

This event is part of the Tell It Slant Poetry Festival, which brings together contemporary creativity of the Pioneer Valley and Dickinson’s legendary writing. This fully virtual festival, running September 20th – 26th, will feature panels, readings, and masterclasses. All of these events are free and open to the public, but registration is required to access the links. Please register here.

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Image of Chloe Martinez.Chloe Martinez is a poet and a scholar of South Asian religions. She is the author of the collection Ten Thousand Selves (The Word Works) and the chapbook Corner Shrine. A former Holden Scholar and Mellon Mays Fellow, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly, Shenandoah and elsewhere. She works at Claremont McKenna College. www.chloeAVmartinez.com

 

Image of Moriel Rothman-Zecher.Moriel Rothman-Zecher is a Jerusalem-born novelist and poet. His first novel, Sadness Is a White Bird, was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, was longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and was the winner of the Ohioana Book Award, among other honors. His second novel is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2022. Moriel’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in ZYZZYVA, The Common, Barrelhouse, Paper Brigade, and elsewhere, and he is the recipient of a 2018 National Book Foundation ‘5 Under 35’ Honor and a 2020 MacDowell Fellowship. 

Phosphorescence Reading Series: Poets from The Common

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