Our April poetry reading features Lois P. Jones and Judith Terzi. The reading will begin at 2:00pm on Sunday, April 22. The Claremont Public Library will be closed for remodeling, but we hope you will join us at the Clarmont Church of Christ, just 3 blocks north of the library, for what is sure to be a very special afternoon.
A little about the poets who will read this weekend:
Lois P. Jones' awards include the Bristol Poetry Prize in 2017 and the Tiferet Poetry Prize in 2012. Jones has work published or forthcoming in anthologies including New Voices: Contemporary Writers Confronting the Holocaust, The Poet’s Quest for God, and Wide Awake: Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond. Other publications include Narrative, American Poetry Journal, One, Tupelo Quarterly, The Warwick Review, Cider Press Review and Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Jones' first collection of poems, Night Ladder, is Glass Lyre Press’s 2017 Book Award winner and semi-finalist for the Julie Suk Award. She hosts KPFK's Poets Café in Los Angeles and co-hosts the long running Moonday Poetry Series at Flintridge Bookstore.
Author of Casbah and If You Spot Your Brother Floating By, Judith Terzi's poetry appears widely in literary journals and anthologies, has garnered prizes and honorable mentions, as well as nominations for Best of the Net and Web. A poem about Malala Yousafzai was included in Keynotes, a study guide for the artist-in-residence program for State Theater New Jersey. For many years a teacher of French language and literature in Pasadena, she has also taught writing at CSULA and English in Algiers, Algeria. "Museum of Rearranged Objects" will be published by Aldrich Press later this year.
Our April reading will take place in the Sumner Room, Guild Hall, at the Claremont United Church of Christ at 233 W. Harrison Ave, just a few blocks north of the library. As always, this event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served, and books will be available for purchase.