Amsterdam Quarterly reading

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Amsterdam QuarterlyAmsterdam Quarterly presents a reading by Claudia Gary , Hiram Larew, Irene Hoge Smith, and editor Bryan Monte. FREE and open to the public.

About the authors

Claudia Gary teaches sonnet, villanelle, and meter “crash courses” at The Writer’s Center. Her newest chapbook is GENETIC REVISIONISM. Author of HUMOR ME (2006) and poems in journals and anthologies internationally, she writes health and science articles for VVA Veteran ( Claudia launched her new course, “The Poetry of Science, the Science of Poetry,” in 2019 at NIH (GENL355, More at Follow @claudiagary.

Hiram Larew’s fourth collection of poems, UNDONE, was published in 2018 by FootHills Publishing. He recently received an Individual Artist grant from the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council for The Poetry Poster Project as well as a Creativity Grant from the Maryland State Arts Council for his Poetry X Hunger initiative (

Bryan R. Monte’s poetry has appeared in Bay Windows, Friends Journal, (interview/reading at, Irreantum, Poetry Pacific, the South Florida Poetry Journal and Sunstone, and in the anthologies Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress Press, 2013), Immigration & Justice For Our Neighbors (Celery City Press, 2017) and Voices from the Fierce, Intangible World (SoFloPoJo Press, 2019). His poetry collection, On the Level: Fifty-three Poems about Living with Multiple Sclerosis, is in search of a publisher.

Irene Hoge Smith is a graduate of the New Directions writing program at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis, and was a 2016 mentee in the AWP Writer-to-Writer program. Her essays have appeared in journals including Prick of the Spindle, Amsterdam Quarterly, Vineleaves Literary journal, District Lines, Wisconsin Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Stonecoast Review. She is completing a memoir about her mother, the late Southern California poet francEyE (once Charles Bukowski’s mistress and muse).