IAWA Reads at the NYC Poetry Festival

IAWA Reads at the NYC Poetry Festival

Governors Island

Sunday July 14, 2024

2:30 PM on the Algonquin Stage

Peter Marra has had over 300 poems published either in print or online in over 25 journals.His published works include approximate lovers (downtown materialaktion) (Bone Orchard Press), Peep-O-Rama: Sins of the Go-Go Girls (Hammer & Anvil Books),Vanished Faces (a performance of occult infections) (Writing Knights Press), Random Crucifixions: Obsessions, Dolls and Maniac Cameras (Hammer & Anvil Books), and a surrealist neo-giallo novel, A Naked Kiss from a Broken Doll, (Hamer & Anvil Books).

His newest poetry collection A Dirty Diary of Ordinary Days recounting his time spent haunting Times Square and the East Village of NYC circa 1977-1989 will be published by INCUNABULA MEDIA in November 2024.

Kathy Curto is a writing professor and the author of Not for Nothing-Glimpses into a Jersey Girlhood. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family and can be found in her front yard, on most mornings, replenishing her Little Free Library with donated books. This practice has become one of her daily delights. Please visit: www.kathycurto.com

Margaret R. Sáraco is the author of two poetry collections, If There is No Wind and Even the Dog Was Quiet (Human Error Publishing). Spoken word artist, activist, and educator, her short stories and poetry appear in journals and anthologies, as well as video, Instagram, and podcast projects. She earned several recognitions in the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest and received a nomination for a Pushcart Prize. She is a poetry editor for the Platform Review.

Jessica Femiani is the granddaughter of immigrants. Before pursuing her PhD in English, she taught English in Corona, Queens. Jessica’s poems and essays have been published in the Paterson Literary Review, Labor: Studies in Working-Class History, #MeToo, Anch’io, Harpur Palate, The Mom Egg Review, The Italian American Review, and forthcoming from other publications. She lives in Binghamton, New York, and is an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Oneonta.

To purchase  her new poetic work The American Gun, please visit https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/the-american-gun-by-jessicafemiani/ ISBN: 979-8-88838-549-4

Jane LeCroy serves the poetry gods, as both Madonna and whore. A home-birthing mother of three, responsible for thousands of poems as poetry teacher by day; at night she pedals poetry as a character in the immersive theater, Poetry Brothel. Jane LeCroy has a new book out from Pink Trees Press, “Spellbook of Ordinary Mistakes” and has music based on her poetry, from her two bands: The Icebergs, and, Ohmslice, streaming everywhere.