GWFM Spoken Word Sundays Presents: Wendy Barker and Alicia Ostriker, plus poetry open mic

To watch directly on zoom and to read on the open mic, you must register for this event and you will be sent the link. This event will also be live-streamed to the great weather for MEDIA facebook page.

The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Wendy Barker's seventh collection of poetry, Gloss, was published in January 2020 from Saint Julian Press. Her sixth collection, winner of the John Ciardi Prize, is One Blackbird at a Time (BkMk Press, 2015). Her fifth chapbook of poems is Shimmer (Glass Lyre Press, 2019). An anthology of poems about the 1960s, Far Out: Poems of the '60s, co-edited with Dave Parsons, was released by Wings Press in 2016. Among her other books are Poems’ Progress (Absey & Co., 2002), and a selection of co-translations, Rabindranath Tagore: Final Poems (Braziller, 2001). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best American Poetry 2013. Recipient of NEA and Rockefeller fellowships, she is Poet-in-Residence and holds the Pearl LeWinn Endowed Chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Alicia Ostriker is a major American poet and critic. Author of seventeen collections of poetry, she has been twice nominated for the National Book Award, and has twice received the National Jewish Book Award for Poetry, among other honors. As a critic she is the author of the now-classic Stealing the Language: the Emergence of Women's Poetry in America, and other books on poetry and on the Bible. Her most recent collections of poems are Waiting for the Light and hot off the press The Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems 2002-2019. Her poems have been translated into numerous languages including Hebrew and Arabic. She is currently the New York State Poet Laureate and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.