Wordsmiths Reading Series Features Maggie Smith, Cleveland Wall April 16
Award-winning poets will read from their works at 7:30 p.m. Fri. April 16, streamed live on Bucks County Community College’s YouTube channel
Bucks County Community College’s popular Wordsmiths Reading Series invites the public to hear award-winning poets Maggie Smith and Cleveland Wall read from their works at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16.
Hosted by program director Ethel Rackin, the reading series is presented live on the college’s YouTube channel, YouTube.com/BucksCCC. The event is free and no registration is needed.
Smith is the author of four award-winning books, including Good Bones – named by the Washington Post as one of the Five Best Poetry Books of 2017 – and the national bestseller Keep Moving: Notes on Loss, Creativity, and Change. Her latest collection of poems, Goldenrod, will be released in July. Her poem “Good Bones” was called the “Official Poem of 2016” by Public Radio International and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages.
Smith’s poems have appeared in the New York Times, Tin House, The Believer, The Paris Review, Kenyon Review, Best American Poetry, and on the CBS primetime drama “Madam Secretary.” A Pushcart Prize winner, Smith has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy of American Poets, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Learn more at maggiesmithpoet.com.
Credit: Miles Wall
Wall is a poet, editor, and teaching artist who performs with the poetry improv troupe No River Twice and with the poetry/guitar musical combo The Starry Eyes. Her work has appeared in River and South Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Monday journal, and beyond. She is the author of Let X=X (Kelsay Books) and many small, handmade chapbooks. Learn more at clevelandwall.com.
Sponsored by the Language and Literature Department, the Wordsmiths Reading Series is another way that Bucks County Community College contributes to the cultural heritage of the region. To learn more, contact Professor Ethel Rackin at Ethel.Rackin@bucks.edu.