Thursday, September 6, 2012

Genesee Reading Series at Writers & Books

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
7:30 PM, Writers and Books
$3 members, $6 public
Curated by Wanda Schubmehl

Autumn approaches; maples wear their red hearts on their leaves.
Whose door will the wind knock on tonight? If yours, and you open it, will the cool fingers of winter touch your cheek, or the warm breath of summer whisper in your ear? Sit zazen beneath an intoxicated maple while autumn writes her story on your palms.
OR – Come to Writers and Books for an evening of masterful literary delight, featuring Teresa Peipins and John Roche! 

Teresa Peipins is a writer of Latvian descent from Western New York. She lived abroad for over twenty years. Her chapbooks, A Remedy of Touch and Box of Surprises were published by Finishing Line Press and are available on Amazon. Her poetry, fiction, and articles have appeared in Barcelona Ink, The Barcelona Review, The Buffalo News, Conte, Hawai’i Pacific Review, Poesia, and other literary magazines in the US and abroad. Her short story, “That Underwater Place” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She has taught English language at the University of Barcelona, the Open University of Catalonia, and presently at the International Institute of Buffalo.

John Roche is an Associate Professor of English at Rochester Institute of Technology, and also the current President of the Just Poets organization. Dr. Roche was the chief organizer of the 2010 Black Mountain North Symposium in Rochester, NY. He earned his PhD from SUNY Buffalo, studying with Robert Creeley and John C. Clarke. His full-length poetry collections, Topicalities (2008) and On Conesus (2005) are available from Foothills Publishing (Kanona, NY). His poems have appeared in magazines like Yellow Medicine Review, Flurb, House Organ, Rootdrinker, Big Bridge, Jack Magazine, Interim, Intent, Woodstock Journal, Burning World, Napalm Health Spa, and in several anthologies. He edited the collection Uncensored Songs for Sam Abrams (Spuyten Duyvil, 2008), co-edited Doing Time to Cleanse My Mind (FootHills, 2009) with Patricia Roth Schwartz, and edited Martha Rittenhouse Treichler’s Black Mountain to Crooked Lake: Poems 1948-2010, with a Memoir of Black Mountain College (FootHills 2010). His 2011 book of poems, Road Ghosts, published by theenk Books (Palmyra, NY), is available from Small Press Distribution <>. His newest, a chapbook titled The Joe Poems: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet appeared this summer from FootHills Publishing.

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