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Slapering Hol Press presents Suzanne Cleary, Lynn McGee, Estha Weiner and Margo Stever

ESTHA WEINER 's newest poetry collection is at the last minute {Salmon Poetry, Ireland, March 2019}, She is author of In the Weather of the World { Salmon}, The Mistress Manuscript ( Asheville Book Works) ; Transfiguration Begins At Home (Tiger Bark Press); and co-editor/contributor to Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews ( Akron Poetry Series, University of Akron Press.} Her poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including The New Republic and Barrow Street, and six poems have been translated into Dutch. Winner of a Paterson Poetry Prize and a Visiting Scholar at The Shakespeare Institute, Stratford, England, Estha is founding director of Sarah Lawrence College NY Alumni/ae Writers Nights, Marymount Writers Nights, and a Speaker on Shakespeare for The New York Council For The Humanities. She is a Professor in the English Dept. at City College of NY, CUNY, and Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute. and serves or has served on the Poetry/Writing faculties of The Frost Place, Hudson Valley Writers Center, Stone Coast Writers Conference, Poets and Writers, Poets House, and The Writers Voice. She also serves on the Advisory Committee of Slapering Hol Press, Hudson Valley Writers Center. In her previous life , Estha was an actor and worked for BBC Radio.

Suzanne Cleary’s Crude Angel was published in November 2018 by BkMk Press (University of Missouri-Kansas City) and is a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. Her third book, Beauty Mark, won the 2012 John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. Her other awards include a Pushcart Prize, the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America, a fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and residencies at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. Her publication credits include The Atlantic, Poetry London, Georgia Review, and Best American Poetry. She teaches as core faculty in the Converse College low-residency MFA Program in Creative Writing.

In 2019, CavanKerry Press published Margo Taft Stever’s book, Cracked Piano, and Kattywompus Press published her chapbook, Ghost Moose. Her four other poetry collections are The Lunatic Ball, 2015; The Hudson Line, 2012; Frozen Spring, 2002; and Reading the Night Sky, 1996. Her poems have appeared on March 3 and August 3, 2019 in Verse Dailyupstreet; Plume,BlackbirdSalamander; Poem-A-Day, The Academy of American Poets; Cincinnati ReviewSalamanderPrairie SchoonerNew England ReviewPoet LoreWest BranchSeattle Review; and in numerous anthologies. Her poems are forthcoming in Canary Literary Journal for their autumn, 2019, and spring, 2020 issue. She is the founder of the Hudson Valley Writers Center and the founding and current co-editor of Slapering Hol Press (

Lynn McGee is the author of the poetry collection Tracks (Broadstone Books, 2019); Sober Cooking (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016), and two award-winning poetry chapbooks: Heirloom Bulldog (Bright Hill Press, 2015) and Bonanza (Slapering Hol Press, 1997). Her poems are forthcoming in The Tampa Review, Across the Waves: Contemporary Poetry from Ireland and the United States and The Connecticut River Review. Her work has appeared recently in Upstreet, Lavender Review, Nine Muses Poetry (from Wales), Stonewall's Legacy, an anthology celebrating the 50-year anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Glassworks, The American Journal of Poetry, Cordella Literary Magazine, the Potomac Review, The American Poetry Review, Southern Poetry Review, Storyscape, In From the Margin and The New Guard (one poem a finalist and one a semi-finalist in the Knightville Contest judged by Donald Hall). Earlier publications include Literary Mama, Painted Bride Quarterly, Ontario Review, Phoebe, Sun magazine, Laurel Review and others. Her poems have also appeared in anthologies including Like Light, 25 years of Poetry & Prose by Bright Hill Poets & Writers and Rabbit Ears: TV Poems. Lynn earned an MFA in Poetry at Columbia University, where she held teaching and merit fellowships. She was awarded a MacDowell fellowship, is a winner of the Judith's Room Emerging Writers Award, and taught writing at private and public colleges (George Washington University, Columbia University, Southern Methodist University, Brooklyn College/CUNY and others) as well as having led poetry workshops in public schools in New York City as an artist-in-residence with Teachers and Writers Collaborative. A 2015 Nominee for the Best of the Net award, Lynn was also a nominee for the McGovern Prize and the Pushcart Prize, and was a semi-finalist for the Dana Award. She is a recipient of the NYC Literacy Center's Recognition Award for her work in adult literacy, and received the Heart of the Center Award from the LGBT Community Center in New York City. Today she is a communications manager at Borough of Manhattan Community College, The City University of New York. She lives in the Bronx, New York.

Earlier Event: October 17
Mark Statman, Lynne Sachs & others
Later Event: October 19
Andrei Codrescu & Natasha Sajé