Join us for an evening of poetry with MacKenzie Kell, Erica Kaufman, Brenda Coultas, and Xhosa Frazier. This event is free with food or drink purchase.
About the poets:
English professor by morning, Waldorf Forest Kindergarten teacher by afternoon, and always a writer by night, MacKenzie Kell takes inspiration from her various walks of life, including motherhood, travel, and country life in Upstate New York. Poetry has and forever will be her very first love.
Erica Kaufman is the author of POST CLASSIC (forthcoming Roof Books, 2019), INSTANT CLASSIC (Roof Books, 2013), and censory impulse (Factory School, 2009). She is also the co-editor of NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life and Work of kari edwards (Venn Diagram, 2009), and of Adrienne Rich: Teaching at CUNY, 1968-1974 (Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, 2014) . Prose and critical work can be found in or is forthcoming in: The Color of Vowels: New York School Collaborations (ed. Mark Silverberg, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013), the MLA Guide to Teaching Gertrude Stein (eds. L. Esdale and D. Mix), and in THE SUPPOSIUM: A Wager (ed. Joan Retallack, Litmus Press, 2018) . Kaufman is the Director of Bard College the Institute for Writing & Thinking and where she is also Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities.
Brenda Coultas is most recently the author of A Journal of Places (metambesen.org). Other books include The Tatters, a meditation on the end of print, published by Wesleyan University Press. From Coffee House Press, The Marvelous Bones of Time and A Handmade Museum, featuring The Bowery Project, a two year study of one of NYC’s most infamous streets. Coultas will be the featured blogger for Harriet (poetryfoundation.org/harriet) this November.
Xhosa Frazier is an English teacher at the Woodstock Day School. He also teaches in the Bard Language & Thinking program. His poems have been published in Hunger magazine.