IAWA’s Open Reading Series – April 12, 2014

Join IAWA at the Sidewalk Cafe for its monthly open reading, featuring Joey Nicoletti and Mark Saba.

Joey Nicoletti is the author of four poetry collections, including Cannoli Gangster (Turning Point, 2012), which was selected as a finalist for the Steel Toe Books Poetry Prize.  His poetry, creative nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Voices in Italian Americana, Valparaiso Poetry Review, Waccamaw, Jet Fuel Review, Gradiva, and Italian Americana, among other magazines and journals.  A former poetry editor of Puerto del Sol, he currently teaches writing at SUNY Buffalo State. He holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. in English from New Mexico State University.

Mark Saba is the author of novel, The Landscapes of Pater (The Vineyard Press), and a poetry collection, Painting a Disappearing Canvas (Grayson Books), as well as a novella and epic poem. He recently published four novels as ebooks at Smashwords: Signs, Tipping Points, Letters from Novosibirsk, and The Shoemaker. His poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction have also appeared in literary magazines and anthologies around the U.S. and abroad. He works as an illustrator and graphic designer at Yale University and makes time to paint in oils as well.  He grew up in Pittsburgh but has lived in Connecticut for the past 25 years. www.marksabawriter.com

$8 minimum includes one drink.  Come in time to sign up at 5:30.  5 minute time limit for open mic.

Sidewalk Café, 94 Avenue A & 6th Street, Manhattan.  212-473-7373