Ragged Sky Press Publishes New Poetry Anthology:
EATING HER WEDDING DRESS: A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING POEMS brings together one hundred celebrated and distinctive voices from across the United States, including internationally acclaimed poets such as Kim Addonizio, Margaret Atwood, Billy Collins, Elaine Equi, Jorie Graham, Maxine Kumin, Paul Muldoon, and Charles Simic, to speak about clothing as object of desire, as memento, and as metaphor for the body. Arranged into four parts, this anthology includes poems of self-presentation and identity, poems of alteration and transformation, poetry about the woven word, and poems invoking the talismanic quality of clothing.
To celebrate the publication of this new, stylish anthology during National Poetry Month, Ragged Sky Press, The Arts Council of Princeton and Gallery 125 will hold special reading events this April in Princeton and Trenton, New Jersey:
Reading & Reception:
Friday April 3, 2009, 7:30-9:30 pm
Arts Council of Princeton
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ 08542
phone (609) 924-8777
Reading, Reception & Juried All-Media Gallery Exhibition Threads:
Friday April 10, 2009, 7-9 pm
125 S. Warren St. , Trenton NJ
phone (609) 989-9119
Complete List of the Poets in EATING HER WEDDING DRESS: A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING POEMS:
Kim Addonizio • Marcia Aldrich • Sherrill Alesiak • Celia Lisset Alvarez • Margaret Atwood • Elizabeth H. Barbato • Wendy Barker • Janet Barry • Rachim Baskin • Jan Beatty • Shaindel Beers • Nadine D. Boulware • Deirdre Brennan • Michael R. Brown • Megan Buchanan Cherry • Enriqueta Carrington • Billy Collins • Carolyn A. Dahl • Elizabeth Danson • Diane Elayne Dees • Madeline DeFrees • Stephan Delbos • Juditha Dowd • Lynn Emanuel • Elaine Equi • John Estes • John L. Falk • Roberta Feins • Linda Annas Ferguson • Ellen Foos • Alice Friman • Christine Gelineau • Wally Glickman • Jorie Graham • Susan Grimm • Carol Guess • Greg Hagan • Rasma Haidri • Daniel A. Harris • Ishmael von Heidrick-Barnes • Carlos Hernández Peña • Beatrice M. Hogg • Janis Butler Holm • Jean Hollander • Eric Howard • Winifred Hughes-Spar • M.J. Iuppa • Vasiliki Katsarou • James Keane • Shelley Spence Kiernan • Jane Knechtel • Maxine Kumin • Valerie Lawson • Daniel W.K. Lee • Laura LeHew • Howard Lieberman • Betty Lies • Lorraine Henrie Lins • Diane Lockward • Christina Lovin • Bobbi Lurie • Amy MacLennan • Eileen Malone • Alda Merini • Susan Meyers • Paul Muldoon • Charlotte Nekola • Ruth O'Toole • Carl Palmer • Andrea Potos • Wanda S. Praisner • James Richardson • Penelope Scambly Schott • Lynne Shapiro • Rochelle Jewel Shapiro • Shoshauna Shy • Charles Simic • Erin Elizabeth Smith • J.D. Smith • Elizabeth Anne Sussman Socolow • Jill Stein • Harvey Steinberg • Susan Stewart • Maxine Susman • Katrin Talbot • Maria Terrone • Mary Langer Thompson • Anca Vlasopolos • Donna Vorreyer • Lynn Wagner • Helen Pruitt Wallace • Ann Walters • Andy Wass • Arlene Weiner • Lesley Wheeler • Irene Willis • Laura Madeline Wiseman • Anne Harding Woodworth • Susan Yount • Andrena Zawinski • Claire Zoghb
Ragged Sky Press was founded in 1992 by poet and publisher Ellen Foos and publishes quality works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Ellen Foos is a MacDowell Colony fellow and a member of Princeton's U.S. 1 Poets' Cooperative.
For EATING HER WEDDING DRESS: A COLLECTION OF CLOTHING POEMS, Ellen Foos was joined by two co-editors. Vasiliki Katsarou is a first-generation Greek-American poet and translator of French and Modern Greek. She is a graduate of Harvard College and has written and directed an award-winning 35mm film called Fruitlands 1843. Her poems have appeared in U.S. 1 Worksheets and wicked alice. Ruth O'Toole earned her MA in English at New York University. She is the author of Otsu and Other Poems (2008, Bronze by Gold Press), a collection of poems inspired by Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings. Her novel Clarissa@Loveless.com was published serially by classicnovels.com in 2002.
Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems
Edited by Vasiliki Katsarou, Ruth O'Toole, and Ellen Foos, 160 pages
Available June 12, 2009
Ragged Sky Press