Local author Alison Stone will be reading from her new book, Caught in the Myth, due out in September from the respected literary press NYQ Books. It is a book of ekphrastic poems, ranging from the ancient to the contemporary. (For example, a poem about King Midas is followed by one about Ivanka Trump.)
Alison Stone has published six full-length collections, Caught in the Myth (NYQ Books, 2019), Dazzle (Jacar Press, 2017), Masterplan, a book of collaborative poems with Eric Greinke (Presa Press, 2018), Ordinary Magic, (NYQ Books, 2016), Dangerous Enough (Presa Press 2014), and They Sing at Midnight, which won the 2003 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Award; as well as three chapbooks. A sixth, in 2019. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, Barrow Street, Poet Lore, and many other journals and anthologies. She has been awarded Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize and New York Quarterly’s Madeline Sadin Award. She was recently Writer in Residence at LitSpace St. Pete. She is also a painter and the creator of The Stone Tarot. A licensed psychotherapist, she has private practices in NYC and Nyack.
Gerald McCarthy will be reading from his new volume of poems Door in the wall published by Spuyten-Duyvil Press.
Gerald McCarthy’s books of poetry are War Story, Shoetown, Trouble Light (Univ. of New Mexico Press) and the forthcoming The Door in the Wall (2020 Spuyten Duyvil Press).His writing appears in numerous magazines and anthologies including: New Letters, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, America, Nimrod, The North Dakota Review, The Café Review, The Deadly Writers Patrol, The New Anthology of American Poetry: Postmodernisms 1950-present (Rutgers), and American War Poetry (Oxford).
A Vietnam Veteran of the Marine Corps, he is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and the recipient of awards from the NAACP (Humanitarian Award), The National Writers Union, and the NYS Council on the Arts. He is at work on a memoir—Vet, Deconstructed and lives in Nyack with his wife Michele.