Thursday, October 9, 2014

Claudia Stanek Poetry Reading Tonight 10/9/2014 at 7:30 p.m. at St. John Fisher College

Poet Claudia Stanek, reading from her recently released chapbook, Language You Refuse to Learn, which was a co-winner of Bright Hill Press’s 2014 annual contest.  Book signing to follow the reading.

 Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: St. John Fisher College, Golisano Gateway Midlevel, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618

Cost: Free and Open to the Public

Contact: M.J.Iuppa, 385-8412

 St. John Fisher College, Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program hosts Poet Claudia Stanek’s reading from her recently released award-winning poetry chapbook Language You Refuse to Learn, Bright Hills Press, 2014.

Rochester, NY~Claudia M. Stanek grew up in the blur of murmurs and silences of Polish-accented English while literally living on the border of Polish-Catholic steel town Depew and German-Lutheran rural Lancaster in Western New York State. Her award-winning chapbook, Language You Refuse to Learn, has just been released from Bright Hill Press (September 2014). Other poems have appeared in Conte Online, Redactions: Poetry, Poetics & Prose, Euphony, Ruminate, and Fourth River, among others, as well as the anthologies Cinquainicity (Palettes & Quills, 2009), Community Voices (University of Rochester, 2009), Knocking on the Silence: A Finger Lakes Anthology (Foothills, 2005), Le Mot Juste (Foothills, 2005-2010), and Common Intuitions (Palettes & Quills, 2003). Her poem “Housewife” was the inspiration for composer Judith Lang Zaimont’s commissioned libretto for the 2009 Eastman School of Music’s Women in Music Festival. Claudia received a Significant Opportunity Stipend from the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester and was awarded a writer's residency in Poland. Her work has been translated into as well as published in Polish. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and lives in East Rochester, NY where she and her rescued pets enjoy viewing the birches from her reading nook. Her web site is

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