Mira Rosenthal, Ryan Teitman & Brittany Perham
read from their debut poetry collections: The Local World (Kent State University Press, $15), Litany for the City (BOA Editions, $16), and The Curiosities (Parlor Press, $14), respectively.
Rosenthal’s The Local World is winner of Wick First Book Poetry Prize #17. Judge Maggie Anderson says: “the poems are beautifully crafted narratives of loss, travel, and salvage. Yet, like all really good poems, Rosenthal’s language consistently rises above its cries to wonder and beauty.” Rosenthal’s poetry has appeared in journals including The American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and Slate. Her translations of Polish poetry have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has received grants from the NEA, the PEN American Center, ACLS, and the Fulbright Commission. She is also the founding editor of Lyric Poetry Review. Rosenthal is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford.
Selected by Jane Hirshfield from over six hundred manuscripts, Teitman's Litany for the City is winner of the tenth annual A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Hirshfield writes “This book carries both startling imaginative freedoms and the impulsion of a person navigating the terrain of his life by means of the star-chart and sextant of poems—a winning combination for me.” Teitman’s poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Mid-American Review, Ninth Letter, and Sycamore Review, among others. Teitman is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford.
Of Brittany Perham’s The Curiosities, D.A. Powell writes “These poems dream in color and sound: bright, chantant, lifting and lowering the music and the light, so that we are transported from this world into the antechambers of the heart and back again. You cannot re-enter the waking world after reading these lucid eloquent poems and not feel forever changed.” Perham has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity. Her work may be found in the Bellevue Literary Review, Drunken Boat, Lo-Ball, Southern Poetry Review, and Tri-Quarterly. Brittany Perham is a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford.