The Word Works and The Writer’s Center present poets Irene Fick and Kevin McLellan. Café Muse opens at 7pm with refreshments and classical guitar by Michael Davis; readings begin at 7:30, followed by a poetry open mic. All Café Muse programs are free to the public and handicapped accessible.
IRENE FICK is the author of The Wild Side of the Window (Main Street Rag Publishing Company, 2018), her second collection of poetry, which received the first place award from the National Federation of Press Women. Her first book, The Stories We Tell (Broadkill River Press, 2014) also received this honor. Irene Fick’s poetry has been anthologized, and it appears or is forthcoming in Poet Lore, Gargoyle, The Broadkill Review, Philadelphia Stories, Mojave River Review, The Delmarva Review, and elsewhere. Irene Fick is a Pushcart Nominee. In 2018, she participated in the annual Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. She lives in Lewes, DE, and is active in two local writers’ organizations.
KEVIN MCLELLAN is the author of two poetry collections, Ornitheology (The Word Works, 2018) and Tributary (Barrow Street, 2015), and a chapbook, Round Trip (Seven Kitchens, 2010). He created two book objects/book arts, Hemispheres (Fact-Simile Editions, forthcoming) and [box] (Letter [r] Press, 2016). He won the Gival Press Oscar Wilde Award and the Third Coast Poetry Prize. Kevin McLellan’s writing appears in numerous journals such as American Letters & Commentary, Colorado Review, Crazy Horse, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Gargoyle, Kenyon Review Online, Posit, Ruminate, Salamander, Spoon River Review, The Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, and Verse Daily to name a few. He lives in Cambridge, MA.
Attending poets are invited to participate in an open mic that concludes the Café Muse program. The Word Works is a nonprofit literary organization publishing contemporary poetry in artistic editions and sponsoring programs for more than 40 years. The Writer’s Center has been hosting literary programs in the D.C. area since 1976.