A Night of Poetry with Martin Edmunds, Mitch Manning, and James Stotts
Wellfleet Public Library 55 W. Main Street, Wellfleet, MA 02667
Thursday, July 18th at 7:30pm
Martin Edmunds' chapbook Black Ops was published by Arrowsmith Press in 2018. His book The High Road to Taos won the National Poetry Series; work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Paris Review, Little Star, The Nation, The Partisan Review, Southwest Review, and Agni, and is featured on the Yeats Society of NY website. Honors include an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the “Discovery”/The Nation Prize, and the Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal for Poetry. Film work includes co-writing the screenplay for the feature Passion in the Desert (Roland Films/Fine Line), and adapting Calderón de la Barca's play Life Is a Dream.
Mitch Manning is the author of City of Water (Arrowsmith, 2019). He’s taught poetry in central China and his poems have been read in Basra, southern Iraq as part of the Boston to Basra Project. He teaches in the English and Labor Studies programs at UMass Boston, and is Associate Director at the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences. He’s an Associate Editor for CONSEQUENCE magazine and founder of NO INFINITE a journal of poetry, art, and protest. Poems and interviews published in The Doris, BOOG City, Let The Bucket Down, CONSEQUENCE, Sundial, Hollow, GAFF and more.
James Stotts was born in 1982, the last of five children, in southern Colorado, and grew up in New Mexico. He studied Russian literature and linguistics at the University of New Mexico, was a research assistant in Russian at Boston College, and has translated the Russian poetry of Mandelstam, Tsvetaeva, Esenin, Brodsky, Boris Ryzhy and others. He has traveled and studied in Russia on numerous occasions. He lives in Boston with his wife and son. His work has appeared in Little Star, AGNI, The Atlantic, and Failbetter. Pen and Anvil Press reissued his first book, Since, in 2016, and will publish Elgin Pelicans, his second, in August.