If you haven’t already heard, it’s National Poetry Month… and if you haven’t heard, you probably live in a remote village, with limited access to the internet & only this website enabled. Because it’s everywhere! And of course we couldn’t be happier!!!!
We’re celebrating all month long, but tonight we’ve got an extra special event at Swarthmore Public Library, featuring nationally acclaimed poet Gregory Djanikian. The reading, which will be hosted by loyal Mad Poet Linda Fischer, will begin promptly atÂ 7 pm. Refreshments will be served.
Gregory Djanikian is the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published five collections of poetry, The Man in the Middle, Falling Deeply into America, About Distance, Years Later, and most recently, So I Will Till the Ground, all with Carnegie Mellon University Press. His awards include a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Eunice Tietjens Prize from Poetry magazine, and the Anahid Literary Award from the Armenian Center of Columbia University. You can read about him and preview some of his amazing poemsÂ here, here, and here.
Host Linda Fischer says: I heard Gregory Djanikian read some yearsÂ ago under the auspices of the Mad Poets, and I became an immediate fan!Â His poetry is completelyÂ accessible and always very moving, whether somber or humorous.Â This is an evening you will really enjoy!”