READING: GAIL MAZUR & MARY CATHERINE HARPER, OHIO ARTS COUNCIL FELLOW, 6 PM
ARTIST TALK: JAMES STROUD
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 6 PM
Gail Mazur is the author of 8 books of poetry, including Forbidden City, Figures in a Landscape, Zeppo’s First Wife (2006 Massachusetts Book Award, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Paterson Poetry Prize), They Can’t Take That Away from Me (finalist for the National Book Award) and Land’s End: New & Selected Poems, forthcoming 2019. She lives in Provincetown and Cambridge, Massachusetts where she is founding director of the Blacksmith House Poetry Series.
James Stroud is a painter and master printer who is the Founder/Director of Center Street Studio, a professional printmaking workshop that prints and publishes contemporary prints with emerging and established artists. His work is represented in several public collections including the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Russia, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College and the Fogg Museum.
Mary Catherine Harper, a 2018 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award winner, has made her home at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee rivers in Ohio and organizes the yearly SwampFire Retreat (swampfire.org) for artists and writers at 4 Corners Gallery in Angola, Indiana. Her poem “Imagining Life As a Graffiti Artist” won the 2018 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize, and her poetry has appeared in numerous journals, including The Comstock Review, Cold Mountain Review, Pudding Magazine, SLAB, MidAmerica, Tanka Journal, The Spectacle, Print-Oriented Bastards, Sheila-Na-Gig, and The Offbeat. Her Some Gods Don’t Need Saints chapbook was published in 2016. marycatherineharper.org