Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 PM
Greenlight Poetry Salon
Featuring: Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
Patrick Rosal, author of Boneshepherds: Poems
and Samantha Thornhill, co-author of Watch Me Swing
Wine reception will follow the readings.
Created by Greenlight’s own Angel Nafis, Greenlight Bookstore’s quarterly poetry series, the Greenlight Poetry Salon, welcomes locally and nationally celebrated poets. This month, poets Patricia Smith, author of Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah; Patrick Rosal, author of Bonesheperds: Poems, and Samantha Thornhill, author of Watch Me Swing come to the store to present from their recent work. Patricia Smith is the author of six books of poetry, including the newly-released Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah; Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award and Teahouse of the Almighty, a National Poetry Series selection. Her work has been published in Poetry, The Paris Review, Tin House, TriQuarterly, and the 2011 editions of both Best American Poetry and Best American Essays. She is a professor at the City University of New York and serves on the faculties of the Stonecoast and Sierra Nevada College low-residency MFA programs. Patrick Rosal is a local author of three full-length poetry collections, Boneshepherds, My American Kundiman, and Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive. His poems and essays have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including Tin House, American Poetry Review, and the Harvard Review. Samantha Thornhill travels the globe performing poetry, delivering lectures, and facilitating writing workshops. Both a poet and published author, Samantha is a rising voice in the world of words. A wine reception will follow the readings.