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Hot L Poets Series: Katy Didden and Gerry LaFemina

THE HOT L POETS SERIES continues! We are excited to announce this month's featured poets: Katy Didden and Gerry LaFemina! The reading series is co-sponsored by Smartish Pace & Baltimore Poets Theater. The reading includes the two featured poets along with an open mic so bring a poem (1 poem, 3 min. or less).

Please note: we're moving indoors until the weather warms and this reading is at Bird in Hand.

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Katy Didden is the author of The Glacier’s Wake (Pleiades Press, 2013) and Ore Choir: The Lava on Iceland (Tupelo Press, 2022). Her poems and essays appear in journals such as Poetry Northwest, Ecotone, 32 Poems, Diagram, The Sewanee Review, Smartish Pace and The Kenyon Review, and she is one of the co-creators of Almanac for the Beyond (Tropic Editions, 2019). She has received fellowships and residencies from The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Ragdale Foundation, the Hambidge Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the Listhús Residency in Ólafsfjörður, Iceland. Katy is an Associate Professor at Ball State University. 

Gerry LaFemina is the author of over twenty books, most recently The Pursuit: A Meditation on Happiness (creative nonfiction) and Baby Steps for Doomsday Prepping (prose poems, Madville, 2020). A new collection of poems, After the War for Independence, will appear next year on Stephen F Austin University Press. A noted literary arts activist who has served on the Board of Directors of the AWP and edited numerous literary journals and anthologies, LaFemina is the former director of the Center for Literary Arts at Frostburg State University, where he is a Professor of English, serves as a Mentor in the MFA Program at Carlow University and is a Fulbright Specialist in Writing, Literature, and American Culture. He is the principle song writer and front man for Coffin Curse recording artists, The Downstrokes.






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Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 4:00pm


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