IAWA New York Literary Series April 2023

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IAWA New York

@ Jefferson Market Library

425 6th Ave. near 9th St.

1st Floor in Willa Cather Room adjacent to Children’s Reading Room

IAWA New York features:

Phillip Giambri and Christine Baldino O’Hanlon & Open Mic

Saturday, April 8 @ 2:30 [Sign up for Open in LOBBY]-4:45 pm

Please remember: Adults are not allowed to wait in children’s room.

The 2022 winner of Nassau County Poet Laureate Society poetry contest, Phillip Giambri’s newest memoir, Good Boy, Bad Boy, A Better Man covers his life from the 40s in South Philly to his life the East Village in the 70s. His novella, The Amorous Adventures of Blondie and Boho (2020) is about love, survival, and gentrification in NYC’s East Village. He has two chapbooks and a memoir: Poems from an Unending Pandemic offers his perspective on NYC life during COVID-19; Love Borne in Retrograde (2017) is a collection of love poems and erotica; and Confessions of a Repeat Offender (2016) is a selection of performed stories and poems.

Of Christine Baldino O’Hanlon’s first collection, Rome-based poet Nathalie Handal writes,The Bronx Years is filled with vitalità.”   In it she recalls her rebellion, growing up in a traditional Italian-American family in the Bronx examining relatives with humor and honesty – asking, what do we choose to inherit? O’Hanlon’s work has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, Voices in Italian Americana, Ovunque Siamo, and in the anthology, Rumors, Secrets & Lies. She has also written commercial content in advertising for print and commercials from cookie mixes, to credit cards and US Postage Stamps.

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