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The Hot L Open poetry series is monthly open mic on Second Sundays at Bird in Hand, with featured readers from Baltimore and beyond. May’s Hot L will be featuring Joseph J. Capista and Clarinda Harriss.
As well as being the longtime publisher of BrickHouse Books, Inc., Maryland’s oldest literary press, Clarinda Harriss is a professor emerita of Towson University. Her published books include two academic books (one of which is a co-authored translation of the medieval poem “The Pearl”), five poetry collections, and one short story collection. She also co-edited with poet Moira Egan Hot Sonnets; An Anthology.
Joseph J. Capista’s poems have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, Slate, and The Georgia Review. A two-time recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council's Individual Artist Award, Capista has also received grants from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Capista teaches creative and expository writing at Towson University. His work in education has taken him into group homes, high schools, universities, and a state penitentiary. He holds an MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College.
TIME & DATE
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 4:00pm