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We've got quite the wonderful evening of poetry in store for you on April 20th! Featuring a conversation with Virginia Crawford, Lynne Viti, and Matt Hohner-- all poets from Baltimore's own Apprentice House Press, based out of Loyola University Maryland.
About the poets:
Virginia Crawford is a long-time teaching artist with the Maryland State Arts Council. Her book Touch appeared in 2013 from Finishing Line Press. She has co-edited two anthologies: Poetry Baltimore, poems about a city and Voices Fly, An Anthology of Exercises and Poems from the Maryland State Arts Council Artist-in-Residence Program from CityLit Press. She earned degrees in Creative Writing from Emerson College, Boston, and The University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She writes and lives in Baltimore with her family.
Lynne Viti, the daughter of a Highlandtown tavern owner and a schoolteacher, was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a lecturer emerita at Wellesley College, where she taught for three decades. A graduate of Mercy High School, Baltimore, she attended the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (now Notre Dame University), and received her B.A. in English from Barnard College, and her M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her Ph.D. and J.D. from Boston College, where she was a university fellow. She has also taught at several college and universities, including Boston University, Boston College, Olin College of Engineering, and Brandeis University.
Viti’s first poetry collection, Baltimore Girls, was published in 2017 and her second, The Glamorgan Shire Bible, in 2018. Her short story collection, Going Too Fast, appeared in 2020. Her poetry, nonfiction and fiction has appeared in over 100 journals, newspapers and anthologies, including The Wire: Urban Decay and American Television, The Baltimore Sun, Welcome to the Neighborhood, Bad Hombres & Nasty Women, and Incandescent Minds. She has been awarded recognition in the Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest, the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Contest, and the Glimmer Train Short Fiction Contest. She has received nominations for Best of the Net Anthology, and for the Mass Book Award for her writing.
Lynne Viti lives in Massachusetts with her family.
Matt Hohner holds an MFA from Naropa University. An editor for Loch Raven Review, Hohner’s first collection is Thresholds and Other Poems (Apprentice House 2018). He has published in Prairie Schooner, Boyne Berries, Oberon, and elsewhere. His next collection is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry in 2022. He lives in Baltimore.
TIME & DATE
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 7:00pm