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Steve at KGB Bar in New York

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/

Megan Grumbling reading at THRICE

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.
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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.
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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.
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Frank
https://rebeccamorganfrank.com/books/sometimes-were-all-living-in-a-foreign-country/

Grumbling
http://www.megangrumbling.com/bookers-point-1

Lane
http://www.rosalane.com/Tiller-North.html

Charles Bernstein at International Poetry Nights in Hong Kong and Mainland China

Poet Charles Bernstein will be joining poets Maram Al-Masri (Syria), Gabeba Baderoon (South Africa), Javier Bello (Chile), John Burnside (UK), Chan Chi Tak (Hong Kong), Chen Dongdong (Mainland China), Chen Xianfa (Mainland China), Chow Yiu Fai (Hong Kong), Lorna Crozier (Canada), Julia Fiedorczuk (Poland), Hirata Toshiko (Japan), Agnes S.L. Lam (Hong Kong), Moon Chung-hee (South Korea), George Szirtes (UK), Mark Tredinnick (Australia), Anja Utler (Germany), Dmitry Vedenyapin (Russia) and Haris Vlavianos (Greece), Syrian poet Adonis and Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa at the International Poetry Night in Hong Kong on 22-26 November 2017 and in Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Xiamen 27-29 November 2017.

For more information, check out this link from the Hong Kong Free Press: https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/11/14/event-china-rock-pioneer-cui-jian-renowned-poets-adnois-shuntaro-tanikawa-feature-intl-poetry-event/

We were fortunate enough to publish Charles Bernstein’s poem, Anaesthetics, in our Fall 2016 Issue which you can view here: http://www.thecafereview.com/anaesthetics/

 

THRICE: POETRY WITH REBECCA MORGAN FRANK, MEGAN GRUMBLING, ROSA LANE

Please join us on October 25th at 7pm for a night of Poetry with poets from the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance including our very own Megan Grumbling!

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 ReviewPloughshares, 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, andPloughshares. She works as an architect and divides her time between coastal Maine and the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information, please visit the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance website: http://mainewriters.org/thrice-poetry-with-rebecca-morgan-frank-megan-grumbling-rosa-lane/

Event date:

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 7:00pm

Stacy Howe

Sleeper by Stacy howe; ink, pencil charcoal, acrylic on paper
Sleeper by Stacy howe; ink, pencil charcoal, acrylic on paper

Stacy Howe: creates sanguinary assemblages on paper.  Using extremes of beauty, horror, and the commonplace she works to make these themes compatible if not interchangeable.  To view an extensive portfolio of her work and resume of solo and group exhibitions, go to www.stacyhowe.com.