Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Brace of Poets for November 7th's Ordinary Evening Reading Series

In the bracing November air, please join the Ordinary Evening Reading Series on Tuesday, November 7, at 7pm, downstairs at the Anchor Bar’s Mermaid Room (272 College St, New Haven) to hear two exciting poets from both coasts.

Ed Skoog's poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, The New Republic, Slate, and other journals in the U.S. and England. He has been a scholar at the Bread Loaf and Sewanee writers conferences, and in 2005 won the William Faulkner Prize for Poetry from the Pirate's Alley William Faulkner Society in New Orleans. He lives in southern California.

Sue Ellen Thompson is the author of This Body of Silk, which won the 1986 Samuel French Morse Prize, The Wedding Boat (Owl Creek Press), as well as The Leaving: New and Selected Poems and The Golden Hour, both published by Autumn House; she is also the editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. She has been a Robert Frost Fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Visiting Writer at Central Connecticut State University, and Poet-in-Residence at SUNY Binghamton and at the Frost place in Franconia, New Hampshire. Her poetry has been widely anthologized including in Garrison Keillor's nationally syndicated radio show Writer's Almanac. Formerly of Mystic, Connecticut, she has just moved to Maryland, where she works as a writer and editor.