IAWA New York Literary Series July 2023

Three Rules of IAWA:

Read each other, Write or be written, Buy our books

 IAWA New York

@ Jefferson Market Library

425 6th Ave, near 9th St., 1st Floor

Willa Cather Room adjacent to Children’s Reading Room

Please wait in lobby to enter.


Tony Gloeggler & Maria Lisella & Open Mic

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

A life-long resident of New York City, Tony Gloeggler has managed group homes for the mentally challenged in Brooklyn for more 40 years. His collections include One Wish Left (2002), Until the Last Light Leaves (2015) and a chapbook One on One (1998) won the 1998 Pearl Poetry Prize.

Most recently, What Kind Of Man (NYQ Books, 2020) was long-listed for Jacar Press’ Julie Suk Award and was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize 2021. Ted Kooser chose his poem, “Five Years Later,” for his American Life in Poetry weekly feed and Gloeggler’s poem, “1969” remains one of the top 10 viewed poems in Rattle’s history.


Featured on The Poet and the Poem at the Library of Congress, Queens native, Maria Lisella’s collections include: Thieves in the Family (NYQ Books), Amore on Hope Street (Finishing Line Press) and Two Naked Feet (Poets Wear Prada). New work appears in: Stronger Than Fear: Poems of Empowerment, Compassion, and Social Justice; and NYC through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here. The sixth Queens Poet Laureate, she is an Academy of American Poets Fellow; poetry editor for VIA – Voices in Italian Americana; a correspondent for La Voce di NY and Never Stop Traveling and co-curates the Italian American Writers Association .readings.