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HOT L Poets Series featuring John Wall Barger, Donald Berger, and Luke Stromberg

The Ivy Bookshop

The Hot L Open poetry series is monthly open mic on Second Sundays at Bird in Hand, with featured readers from Baltimore and beyond.

John Wall Barger’s poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including The Cincinnati Review, Subtropics, The Malahat Review, Best Canadian Poetry and The Montreal Prize Global Poetry Anthology. His second collection, Hummingbird, was a finalist for the 2013 Raymond Souster Award.

Donald Berger was born in New York and grew up there and in Massachusetts.  He received a B.A.in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an M.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Washington at Seattle.  He is the author of three collections of poetry, The Long Time, a bilingual edition of in English and German (Wallstein Press, Goettingen, Germany), Quality Hill (Lost Roads Publishers) and The Cream-Filled Muse (Fledermaus Press).

Luke Stromberg has also published work in Rotary Dial, Victorian Violet Journal, Tower Journal, Shot Glass Journal, Lucid Rhythms, Philadelphia Stories, Think Journal, Mid-America Poetry Review, and on Ernest Hilbert’s blog E-Verse Radio. His work has also been featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer on multiple occasions. He lives in Upper Darby, PA, and works as an adjunct English instructor at Eastern University and West Chester University.






Event Details

Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 4:00pm


Bird in Hand
11 E. 33rd Street
Baltimore, MD 21218

by Dr. Radut