Monday Sept 26: Giannini & Moncrief Bromage

POETRY READING: Monday Sept. 26, 7pm—David Giannini and Alison Moncrief Bromage

David Giannini’s most recently published collections of poetry include SPAN OF THREAD (Cervena Barva Press), THE FUTURE ONLY RATTLES WHEN YOU PICK IT UP (Feral Press), AZ TWO (Adastra Press), a “Featured Book” in the 2009 Massachusetts Poetry Festival; and RIM/WAVE (Quale Press). 13 of his chapbooks were published 2013-16 including INVERSE MIRROR, a collaboration with artist, Judith Koppel. His work appears in national and international literary magazines and anthologies. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015. Awards include: Massachusetts Artists Fellowship Awards; The Osa and Lee Mays Award For Poetry; an award for prosepoetry from the University of Florida; and a 2009 Finalist Award from the Naugatuck Review. He has been a gravedigger; beekeeper; taught at Williams College, The University of Massachusetts, and Berkshire Community College, as well as preschoolers and high school students, among others. Giannini was the Lead Rehabilitation Counselor for Compass Center, which he co-founded as the first rehabilitation clubhouse for severely and chronically mentally ill adults in the northwest corner of Connecticut. www.davidgiannini.com

Alison D. Moncrief Bromage's poems have appeared in the Paris Review, Denver Quarterly, Barrow Street and elsewhere. Her first collection Daughter, Daedalus won the 2016 T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry from Truman State University Press. She is a writing tutor at Yale University and lives by the shore in Stony Creek, CT with her husband, two kids, one cat and some bees.

PLUS OPEN MIKE

Location: The Studio @ Billings Forge
563 Broad Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Parking available next to Firebox restaurant or along Broad Street.
Free event.

For more information, contact:
Jim
JforJames@aol.com
860-508-2810

Upcoming Readings: 2016...

2016 WordForge Readings

Sept. 26: Alison Moncrief Bromage and David Giannini

Oct. 10: Luisa Caycedo-Kimura and Garrett Phelan

Nov. 7: Danielle Pieratti and Stanford M. Forrester

Dec. 5: Ginny Lowe Connors and Sheryl Beddingfield

All dates are Mondays, 7PM, starting with an OPEN MIKE.

WordForge Reading Series History

2016
June 6: Joan Sidney and Victoria Muñoz

May 17: Martha Collins and Bessy Reyna

May 2: Elizabeth Kincaid-Elhers & Margaret Gibson

March 7: Pat Hale and Jose B. Gonzalez

2015
Dec. 7: Jeffrey Kaimowitz, Stephen Utz, and Kevin Rita

Nov. 2: Michael Cervas and Bruce Cohen

Oct. 5: Suzanne Levine and Janet Passehl

Sept. 8: Dennis Barone and Anita Durkin

June 8: Elizabeth Thomas

May 11: Brent Terry and Marilyn Nelson

April 20: David Epstein and Eric Hoffman

March 16: Steven Ostrowki

2014
Dec. 1: Doug Anderson and Leslie McGrath

Nov. 10: Joan Hofmann and Sue Ellen Thompson

Oct. 20: JoAnne Bauer and Brian Simoneau

Sept. 29: Melissa E. Croghan and Rennie McQuilkin

June 2: Edwina Trenthan and Rhett Watts

May 5: Daniel Donaghy and V. Penelope Pelizzon

April 7: Christine Beck and Sarah Nichols

March 10: Dominic Failla and Adam Golaski

Feb. 10: Charles Fort and Kerry O'Keefe

2013
Dec. 2: John Jeffrey & Pit Pinegar

Nov. 4: Jonathan Gillman & Gian Lombardo

Oct. 7: Brad Davis & Heidi St. Jean

Sept. 16: Chivas Sandage & Jonas Zdanys

June 10: Stephen Campiglio & Sarah Pemberton Strong

May 13: Alfred Corn and Glyn Dowden

April 29: Karim Ahmed and Reginald Flood

April 8: Clarke Otter and Ken McManus

March 11: Pate Hale and Steve Straight

2012
Dec. 10: Donna Fleischer and Tom Nicotera

Nov. 12: Charles Douthat and Julia Paul

Oct. 15: Christine Palm and David Pontrelli

Sept. 24: Ginny Lowe Connors and Ken Cormier

June 4: Christine Beck & Cynthia Peck

May 14: Sherri Bedingfield and Benjamin Grossberg

April 16: Catherine Hoyser and Kate Rushin

March 12: Poetry and Translation: David Cappella and Maria Esposito Frank

February 13:  Two Capital Community College poets, Antoinette Brim & Kenneth DiMaggio

2011
December 12: 'Coat Drive' Open Mike

November 14: Three Antrim House Poets: Susan Allison, Polly Brody & Joan Kantor

October 17: Two poets from Trinity College, Clare Rossini and Ciaran Berry

September 26: Short readings by current/former board members of the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens, featuring: Dennis Barone, Lonnie Black, Christine Palm and Phil Tegeler

June 13: Jesse Abbot and Steve Ersinghaus

May 16: David Leff and Maria Sassi

April 19: John Peck and Lisa Taylor

April 4: Eileen Albrizio and Gray Jacobik

March 14: Irish & American Poetry Night, featuring Ciaran Berry, Leslie McGrath, Kathryn Kelly and James Finnegan.

Jan. 10: Peter Ganick and Eric Hoffman

2010
Dec. 6: Prose Poems & Flash Fiction, featuring Dennis Barone and Charlie Chase

Nov. 15: Fall Harvest Open Mike (benefit for Loaves & Fishes Ministries)

Oct. 18: Marilyn Johnston and John Stanizzi

Sept. 13: Nancy Kuhl and Ravi Shankar

June 14: Suzanne Frischkorn and John Surowiecki

April 26: Poets of the Greater Hartford Arts Academy with Megan Collins, Meghan Evans, Jonathan Gillman, Lynn Hoffman, Pamela Nomura, Rafael Oses, Christine Palm, Pit Pinegar, Kate Rushin

May 17: Brush & Ink: A night of Modern Poetry in the Japanese Tradition—Stanford M. Forrester, Donna Fleischer and Tyrone McDonald

April 5: Leslie McGrath and Tryfon Tolides

March 15: River’s Edge Poets—David Holdt, Elizabeth Kincaid-Ehlers and Drew Sanborn

Feb. 22: Bessy Reyna and Mark Weiss

Feb. 1: Ten Thousand Things

Jan. 11: Favorite Poem Project: Poetry in Spanish<=>English

2009
Dec. 7: Brickwalk Poets

Nov. 16: Fall Harvest Open Mike Reading (benefit for FoodShare)