The Bronx Council on the Arts & The Bronx Writers Center Present:
The Fab Four
Four BRIO Award-Winning Bronx Poets
Reading Original Work
Followed by a Q & A
Judith Baumel is a poet, critic and translator. She is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Adelphi University. Her books of poetry are The Weight and Numbers , Now and The Kangaroo Girl. Judith is a graduate of Bronx Public Schools including The Bronx High School of Science. She is a life-long Bronx resident.
Laura Jill Goldberg is a poet and fiction writer from Brooklyn, New York. She earned a B.A. and M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College, where she is currently employed. As a graduate student, she taught a writing workshop for inmates, age 16-24, at the Westchester County Correctional Facility and was a reader for the literary journal LUMINA. She has also worked as a clerk, a driver, a political speechwriter, and a freelance writer and editor. She is currently writing her first collection of poems.
Amy Gottlieb's poetry, short fiction and essays have appeared in Lilith, Puerto del Sol, PresenTense, Nashim, Forward, Zeek, Fiera Lingue, Other Voices, American Public Media's "On Being" blog, and in other journals and anthologies. She was awarded a Literary Arts Fellowship and Residency from the Bronx Writers Center in 2009 and a BRIO Award for Poetry in 2008. She was a finalist for the Ellen LaForge Poetry Prize, a recipient of an Arts Fellowship at the Drisha Institute, and was nominated for a GE Foundation Writer's Award. She works as a freelance book editor and has recently completed a novel.
Sarah Stern's chapbook Another Word for Love was published by Finishing Line Press in 2011. Her poems have appeared in magazines, anthologies and online—most recently in Epiphany, Verse Daily and forthcoming in The American Dream anthology. Sarah is a four-time winner of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ BRIO Award for Poetry. She was a finalist for the Alexander and Dora Raynes Poetry Competition and received Honorable Mentions from the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Awards and Lilith Magazine’s Poetry Prize. She graduated from Barnard College and Columbia University ’s Graduate School of Journalism. Sarah is the public policy and communications officer at the EastWest Institute.