Join us for an afternoon of poetry with the Powow River Poets! Readings are free, accessible,
and open to the public. The poets reading this month are Rhina P. Espaillat and Angela Alaimo O'Donnell. Come early to sign up for open mic!
Dominican-born and bilingual, Rhina P. Espaillat writes poetry, essays and short stories in both English and Spanish, and translates in both directions. Rhina's work has appeared in numerous magazines and some ninety anthologies. A former high school English teacher in New York City, Rhina was a founding member of two long-lived, still-active poetry workshops: NYC's Fresh Meadows Poets, and the Powow River Poets in Newburyport, MA. She has served on the faculty of the yearly West Chester Poetry Conference. She has published 3 chapbooks, a monograph on translation, and 12 full-length books, most recently And After All and The Field, both poetry collections.
Angela Alaimo O'Donnell is a writer, poet, and professor at Fordham University in New York City, where she teaches English, Creative Writing, and American Catholic Studies. O’Donnell has written five collections of poems, and her critical essays on contemporary writers are widely published. Two of her books, a memoir about caring for her dying mother and her critical biography of Flannery O’Connor, won best book awards from the Catholic Press Association. O’Donnell is a former columnist and regular contributor to Books & Culture for America magazine. She received the New York Encounter poetry prize in 2019.
The Powow River Poets, based in Newburyport, Massachusetts, are active promoters of poetry in New England.