The Poetry Ville Express featuring Lee Ann Brown, Wanda Phipps, Mark Statman, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

September 22, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ALL ABOARD The Poetry Ville Express featuring Lee Ann Brown * Wanda Phipps * Mark Statman * Jeffrey Cyphers Wright

Go on an adventure as four poets follow their muses through the untamed realms of Poetry Ville — from avant romantic to nouveau commentary — surreal to pastoral — lyric to edgy — and erotic to quixotic.  Urbane grit served up with a side of Southern charm and a big old heaping of “holy shit.”

Lee Ann Brown is the author of Other Archer published this year by the Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre in English and in French with translation by Stephane Bouquet as Autre Archere. Other books are In the Laurels, Caught (Fence Books, 2013), which won the 2012 Fence Modern Poets Series Award, as well as Crowns of Charlotte (Carolina Wren Press, 2013), The Sleep That Changed Everything (Wesleyan, 2003), and Polyverse (Sun & Moon Press, 2000), which won the 1996 New American Poetry Competition, selected by Charles Bernstein.

Wanda Phipps is the author of Wake-Up Calls: 66 Morning Poems from Soft Skull Press as well as several chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in over 100 journals. She was a coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church for three years. She is also a performer and can be heard on State of the Union, produced by Elliot Sharp as well as other recordings.

Mark Statman’s most recent books of poetry are That Train Again (Lavender Ink, 2015), A Map of the Winds and Tourist at a Miracle. He is also known for his translations from the Spanish. He is a recipient of awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, the National Writers Project, and the VCCA. Mark Statman is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for the Liberal Arts.

Jeffrey Cyphers Wright is an eco-activist, artist, critic and impresario but is best known as a poet. Recent books include Party Everywhere (Xanadu) and Triple Crown, Sonnets (Spuyten Duyvil). He has served on the boards of the Mason Gross School of the Arts, the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church and the Dias Y Flores Community Garden. From 1987 to 2000, he published Cover Magazine, the Underground National. He currently publishes Live Mag!