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Little Theatre Poetry Series: An Evening of Poetry and Music

September 24, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Little Theatre Poetry Series 2023 cover painting of a woman in a darkened theater.

Join me for an evening of poetry and music at the Little Theatre in Rochester, NY. I will be reading from my second book, Hour of the Green Light, as well as new work from my Little Coffins manuscript.

The evening begins at 5 pm with Eastman School of Music jazz trumpeter Mike Kaupa. Around 5:30 WXXI classical music director and host Mona Seghatoleslami will introduce the featured poet.

The featured reader for the evening is Elizabeth Johnston Ambrose. I will be reading with seven other guest poets, including Albert Abonado, Melissa Balmain, Larry Berger, Jessica Cuello, Jonathan Everitt, Jennifer Maloney, and Almeta Whitis.

Elizabeth Johnston Ambrose is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (2014). She teaches courses in Women in Literature, Women in Popular Culture, Female Iconicity, and Girls Studies. Her chapbook Imago, Dei won the 2021 Rattle Chapbook Poetry Prize.

Guest poets will read for about five minutes each. Notable guest poets include:

  • Albert Abonado is the author of Jaw, an NEA fellowship recipient, and a recent winner of the 2023 National Poetry Series award. He and Jonathan Everitt host the bi-weekly New Ground Poetry open mic.
  • Jessica Cuelo won the 2022 Eugene Paul Nassar Prize from Utica University and the 2020 Barrow Street Book Prize.

Many thanks to Bart White for curating The “Little” Poetry Series!


September 24, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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Bart White
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Little Theatre Cafe
240 East Avenue
Rochester, New York 14604
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(585) 258-0400
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