Readings followed by a heavy hors d'oeuvre reception
All proceeds benefit Covenant House
Space is limited
(Take the escalators up one floor to the Plaza Level)
Tickets are available at the door
$10 Admission + copy of CURA
$10 Admission + dog tag
$20 Admission + copy of CURA + dog tag
For more information on The DogTag Project, visit the link below.
Dennis Barton serves as Vice Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing. He coordinates their Speakers Bureau and co-facilitates the Panim el Panim Life Skills Empowerment Program. In addition to working as a Peer-Educator in the Education Department of Planned Parenthood, he is an active member of Middle Collegiate Church and an Ordained Deacon in the Collegiate Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New York.
Joseph O. Legaspi is the author of Imago, a poetry collection, from CavanKerry Press. Born in the Philippines, he was raised there and in Los Angeles where he immigrated with his family when he was twelve. He holds degrees from Loyola Marymount University and the Creative Writing Program at New York University. Currently, he lives in Manhattan and works at Columbia University. His poems have appeared in numerous journals, including North American Review, Gulf Coast, Crab Orchard Review, Bloomsbury Review, Puerto Del Sol, Seneca Review, The Literary Review, Gay & Lesbian Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Bamboo Ridge, and the anthologies Contemporary Voices of the Eastern World, PinoyPoetics, and Titling the Continent. A recipient of a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he co-founded Kundiman, a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets.
Evie Shockley is the author of two books of poetry—the new black (Wesleyan University Press, 2011) and a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006)—and the critical study Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2011). Her poetry has been published internationally in journals and anthologies and supported with residencies and scholarships from the Millay Colony for the Arts, Cave Canem, the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and Hedgebrook. She is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where she teaches African American literature and creative writing.