F139A. Boston Review 40th Anniversary Poetry Reading

Room 101 D&E, Level 1
Friday, April 10, 2015
10:30 am to 11:45 am


Gathering five outstanding poets whose work has appeared in Boston Review’s pages in the course of its forty-year history, this reading features performances of poetic work that draw on diverse aesthetics and influences. A celebration of the rigor and range of Boston Review’s contributors, the event showcases the eclectic vitality of contemporary poetry. Poetry editors Timothy Donnelly and BK Fischer will make brief opening remarks, and copies of the current issue will be offered to all who attend.



Carmen Giménez Smith co-edited the anthology Angels of the Americplyse: New Latin@ Writing and is the author of five books including Milk and Filth, which was a finalist for the NBCC Award in Poetry. She edits Puerto del Sol and is the publisher of Noemi Press.

Rickey Laurentiis is the recipient of a 2012 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship, a 2013 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a 2014 traveling fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in central Italy. He teaches writing to high school students in Harlem.


Robyn Schiff is a co-editor at Canarium Books and an associate professor at the University of Iowa. She is the author of the poetry collections Revolver and Worth.

John Koethe has published nine books of poetry. His books have received the Frank O'Hara Award, the Kingsley Tufts Award, and the Lenore Marshall Award. He is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A new book, The Swimmer, will be published in 2016.

Susan Wheeler is the author of a novel, Record Palace, and six books of poetry, most recently Meme, which was a finalist for a National Book Award. She is a professor at Princeton University, where she directs the creative writing program.


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