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Daytime Talk Series: Publishing Poems in Literary Magazines and In Your Own Micro-Press

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 10:00 AM
| For members only | Whitridge Room | Free of charge; advance registration required

Poets and co-editors of Slapering Hol Press will talk about how to establish and maintain a small press. They will also discuss the general procedures for publishing poems in literary magazines and how to put together a book of poetry.

Founded in 1990, SHP is one of the oldest and most respected chapbook presses in the country. For more information, please consult their website.

Margo Taft Stever's four poetry collections are The Lunatic Ball, The Hudson Line, Frozen Spring (Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry), and Reading the Night Sky (Riverstone Poetry Chapbook Competition). In 2019, Cracked Piano will be published by CavanKerry Press. Her poems have appeared widely in literary magazines and anthologies including Blackbird, Salamander, Prairie Schooner, Poem-A-Day, New England Review, Cincinnati Review, Rattapallax, Webster Review, Dire Elegies, Chance of a Ghost, and No More Masks. She is the founder of the Hudson Valley Writers' Center and the founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. For more, visit margostever.com.

Jennifer Franklin is the author of two full-length collections, Looming (Elixir 2015) and No Small Gift (Four Way Books 2018). Her poetry has appeared in Blackbird, Boston Review, Gettysburg Review, Guernica, the Nation, the Paris Review, Poem-A-Day on poets.org, and Prairie Schooner. She is a co-editor of Slapering Hol Press. She teaches poetry workshops and seminars at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, where she serves as Program Director. She lives in New York City.


To register, contact the Events Office at events@nysoclib.org or 212.288.6900 x230, or click below to register online.


The Writing Life events in 2018 are generously underwritten by Jenny Lawrence.