Thursday, May 25, 2017

1st Thursday Poetry Featuring Margaux Griffith & Jenna Bazzell

Meet us at the Goggle Works for friends, poetry, love, and laughter! Our June featured poets are Margaux Griffith and Jenna Bazzell, join us in welcoming these wonderful women! The poets will share selected works and then we'll allow anyone to step up to the mic for a short open mic reading. Learn more about each poet by reading their biographies below:

Margaux Griffith earned her an MFA in Poetry at Oklahoma State University. She won the 2012 Anderbo Poetry Prize for her poem “Apple Galette” as well as the 2015 Blue Bonnet Poetry Prize for her poem "Routine." Margaux was also the 2012 Honorable Mention for the Academy of American Poets Prize. She has publications in The Boiler Journal, The Citron Review, Bacopa Literary Review, Rathalla Review, The Cossack, and Hot Metal Bridge.

Jenna Bazzell received her MFA in poetry from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Alabama-Birmingham. She was a semi-Finalist for the 2017 Phillip Levine Poetry Prize from Anhinga Press and a semi-finalist for the Miller Williams poetry book contest at the University of Arkansas Press. Jenna won the 2015 Everett Southwest Literary Award and has received two honorable mentions from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems have appeared in Passages North, Cream City Review, Fifth Wednesday, Hayden’s Ferry Review, New Madrid, Naugatuck River Review, Southern Indiana Review, Crab Orchard Review, and Sou’wester. Jenna is an adjunct instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College, Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania and East Stroudsburg University.

When: June 1st, 2017 at 6 pm 
Where: The Goggle Works
201 Washington Street Reading PA 19601