Join editor Robert Giron and writers published in The Sligo Journal. The reading will be followed by a reception.
Grace Cavalieri is the founder/producer of “The Poet and the Poem” for public radio, now from the Library of Congress. She’s the monthly poetry reviewer/columnist for The Washington Independent Review of Books. Author of several plays and books, her newest book is Life Upon the Wicked Stage: A Memoir.
Susan Scheid is the author of After Enchantment, her first book of poetry. Her poetry has appeared most recently in Silver Birch Press, Tidal Basin Review, Requiem, Rose Red Review, The Unrorean, Bark! and the chapbook, Poetic Art. Scheid currently serves on the Board of Directors for Split This Rock.
Don Berger is the author of The Long Time (2015), recently published in German and English, as well as Quality Hill and The Crème-Filled Muse. He is the first Poet Laureate of Takoma Park. His poetry has appeared in Slate, Conjunctions, Tri-Quarterly, and The Iowa Review. He currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University.
Joe Baldi Acosta is the author of My Life in Metaphor (2013) and a two-time winner of the Ventura Valdez Poetry Award, given by Montgomery College.
Yvette N. Moreno is the author of Grip, winner of the 2011 Gival Press Poetry Award. Her poetry translations from Spanish include South Pol/Polo Sur by Maria Teresa Ogliastri and Difficult Beauty by Luis Alberto Ambroggio. She is active in the DC-Area Literary Translators Network and Split This Rock. She is an instructor at The Writer’s Center.
Saundra Maley has had poems in a number of small press magazines, including, Dryad, Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Full Moon on K Street: Poems about Washington, D.C. and D.C. Perspectives. Disappearing Act (Dryad Press) is her first book of poetry. She co-edited A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright and Where the Treasure Lies: James Wright and Translation. She teaches English at Montgomery College-Takoma Park/Silver Spring.
Terence Winch’s most recent books are Lit from Below (2013) and Falling out of Bed in a Room with No Floor (2011). His poems have appeared in four Best American Poetry collections and in many other anthologies and journals. He is a winner of an American Book Award, and NEA poetry fellowship, and other honors. He is also a musician and songwriter.
Judith McComb's work has appeared in Beltway, Calyx, Innisfree Poetry Journal, Measure, Nimrod (Neruda Award), Poetry, Poetry Northwest, Potomac Review (Poetry Prize), Poet & the Poem, Prairie Schooner, Prism, River Styx, Shenandoah (2012 Graybeal-Gowen Poetry Prize), Sisters of the Earth, and elsewhere. The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New is her fifth book.She teaches at the Writer's Center and arranges a poetry series at Kensington Row Bookshop in Kensington, MD and is vice-president of Federal Poets.
Richard Lorr worked as an attorney for the U.S. government for 31 years. Since retirement, he has studied art, Spanish and French at Montgomery College and poetry at the Writer’s Center.
The Sligo Journal Awards:
2014: Florida Book Festival Award for Anthologies
2015: Southern California Book Festival Award for Anthologies
2016: Community College Humanities Association, 1st Place for Magazines from Large Colleges, Eastern Division; and three 1st Place Awards for Students: Art, Fiction, and Poetry