IAWA Boston Literary Series January 2024

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IAWA-Boston Presents

Neal Zagarella & Suzanne Mercury

Saturday, January 20, 2024


(arrive 5:45 to sign up for open mic!)

Neal Zagarella is the author of the novel On Top of Everything and the poetry collections Falling Asleep in America and Liberty in Exile. His latest book of poems is A Child of Crane River, all from This Works Press. A selection of his work can be found in Madmen of Lynn from Ring of Bone Press. He is the co-founder of WAIL! Magazine and the WAIL! Coffeehouse. Collected issues of WAIL! are archived at Brown University, selected issues at the Peabody Essex Museum, and in the papers of W.E. Butts at Keene State University.

Suzanne Mercury is the author of Hive (Lily Poetry Review and Press) and two chapbooks, Sassafracas – Xerolage 69 (Xexoxial Editions) and Hand to Earth (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs). Her work has appeared in SpoKe, Truck, Summer Stock, Bombay Gin, Sonora Review, Arts & Letters, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, as well as in the anthologies Let the Bucket Down and The Wisdoms of the Universes in a Single String of Letters. A graduate of Smith College and of Syracuse University’s MFA Program in Creative Writing, she currently lives in Boston.

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