The WH House 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global 2014 Event Reading was one of 650 events that occurred internationally on September 27th.
At WH, a broad poetic spectrum of poetry, including slam, hip-hop,experimental, free verse and rhymed was presented by sixteen readers: Catherine Twomey, Bill Prindle, Erika Castillo, Mary Burns, Tom Brown, Fred Maus, Joanna Lee, William Sypher, Fred Wilbur, Sigrid Mirabella, Jamie Reaser, Jason Kirkey, James McDowell, Patsy Ascuncion, Susan Shafarzek, and Polly Lazaron — Writer House 100 Thousand Poets for Change Event Volunteer Coordinator.
Cecilia Llompart was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida. Her first collection, The Wingless, was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press in the spring of 2014. She is the recipient of two awards from the Academy of American Poets, and her poems have appeared inTriQuarterly, The Caribbean Writer, poets.org, and other journals. Most recently, she served as guest editor for Matter: A Journal of Political Poetry and Commentary, and she will be teaching high school students while serving as chair of creative writing for BLUR: The Blue Ridge Summer Institute for Young Artists in June 2014.
On June 26, 2014, James Magruder, who started his first short story in 2001 after sixteen years in show business as a dramaturg, translator, and musical book writer, discusses of his new story collection, Let Me See It, and how his career in professional theatre has both warped and enhanced his writing. Thanks to our moderator, Gare Gailbraith