For all our New York readers and fans, Steve will be at the KGB Bar November 1 for an issue release party from 7-9 for our upcoming fall issue. Ron Kolm, David Lawton, Alberto Zayden, Amy Barone, Paul Pines, Jennifer Juneau, Simon Pettet and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright will be joining Steve for an evening filled with readings and fun. Come join us!! Check out the KGB bar event page for more info: http://kgbbar.com/calendar/events/kgb_release_party_for_the_cafe_review/
Our wonderful Reviews Editor, Megan Grumbling, will be reading with Rebecca Morgan Frank and Rosa Lane on October 25 at Longfellow Books in Portland, Maine! Come hang out and listen to some great poetry!
From the THRICE event page:
2017 Maine Literary Award-winning poets Megan Grumbling and Rosa Lane read with special guest poet Rebecca Morgan Frank at Longfellow Books in Portland.
Rebecca Morgan Frank is visiting Maine to launch her third poetry collection: Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country (Carnegie Mellon University Press). Frank’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in some of the countries most revered publications, such places as The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, New England Review. She is the co-founder and editor of the online literary magazine Memorious and currently the poet-in-residence at Brandeis University.
Megan Grumbling‘s debut poetry collection Booker’s Point (University of North Texas Press, 2016)—an oral history-driven portrait of an old Mainer—won the 2017 Maine Book Award for Poetry. Grumbling’s work has been awarded the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Robert Frost Award, a Hawthornden Fellowship at Hawthornden Castle, Scotland, and a St. Boltoph Emerging Artist Award.
Rosa Lane’s poem “Boats Named Women” won the 2017 Maine Book Award for Short Works Poetry. The poem appears in Lane’s collection Tiller North (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2016). Lane’s chapbook Roots and Reckonings (Granite Press, East) was published in 1980, and her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Briar Cliff Review, Crab Orchard Review, New South, and Ploughshares. She works as an architect and divides her time between coastal Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Trying something new with a new poem…
The Martin Bormann Dog Care Book
by Michael R. Brown, Resolute Bear Press
After We All Died
by Allison Cobb, Ahsahta Press
by Ron Domen, Dos Madres Press
Faces Somewhere Wild
by David Giannini, Dos Madres Press
The Future Only Rattles When You Pick It Up
by David Giannini, Dos Madres Press
The End of Something
by Kate Greenstreet, Ahsahta Press
The Third Voice — Notes on the Art of Poetic Collaboration
by Eric Greinke, Presa Press
Beasts, River, Drunk Men, Garden, Burst, & Light
by Richard Hague, Dos Madres Press
by Ruth D. Handel, Dos Madres Press
litanies said handedly
by Ralph La Charity, Dos Madres Press
by Owen Lewis, Dos Madres Press
by Seán Ó Coistealbha
The Unstill Ones
by Miller Oberman, Princeton University Press
Old Ballerina Club
by Sharon Olinka, Dos Madres Press
Shape of Faith
by John Phillips, Shearsman Books
What’s Hanging on the Hush
by Lauren Russell, Ahsahta Press
Hiding in Plain Sight
by Olivia Stiffler, Dos Madres Press
Kevin Sweeney’s most recent collection of poems is Imminent Tribulations from Moon Pie Press. He received an MFA from the University of Massachusetts in 1975 and has taught at Southern Maine Community College since 1983. He is also a poetry editor at The Café Review.
Megan Grumbling’s collection Booker’s Point was awarded the 2017 Maine Book Award for Poetry and the 2015 Vassar Miller Prize. She is the reviews editor of The Café Review.