Author: Kevin Thurston
Just Buffalo Literary Center’s STUDIO series returns March 9th! On that Thursday, at 7:30pm at the Just Buffalo Writing Center (468 Washington St, 2nd floor), accomplished poets with Buffalo connections – Michael Kelleher, Rosa Alcalá, and Noah Falck – will read their work. If the previous STUDIO events this season are any indication, you will want to come early for this free event as the last two have been standing room only.
You probably remember Michael Kelleher and his brown tuxedo from his time as Artistic Director and founder of Just Buffalo Literary Center’s BABEL series.
“I’m really looking forward to coming back to Buffalo, and Just Buffalo [Literary Center],” Kelleher said.
Currently the Director of the Windham-Campbell Literature Prizes at Yale University, he is celebrating the recent release of two poetry collections: Visible Instruments (Chax Press) and Human Scale, his most recent book, from Buffalo’s own BlazeVox.
Rosa Alcalá, who now teaches at the University of Texas-El Paso, was awarded her PhD in English from the University at Buffalo. Since then, she has published widely as a poet, including the anthology from Harvard University Press The Poem is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them, and her new collection M(y) Other Tongue, forthcoming from Futurepoem Books. She is perhaps most well-known for her translation work, specifically of Cecilia Vicuña, which has earned her an NEA Translation Fellowship.
Rounding out this evening is the Ohio-born Education Director of Just Buffalo Literary Center, Noah Falck. Now living on Buffalo’s west side, Falck has fallen in love with Buffalo, especially championing Silo City. His most recent collection is Snowmen Losing Weight and has work that has appeared in, or soon to appear in, Colorado Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and Poets.org.
What Just Buffalo Literary Center’s STUDIO series
When March 9th, 7:30pm
Where Just Buffalo Writing Center: 468 Washington St 2nd Floor
Who Poets Michael Kelleher, Rosa Alcalá, Noah Falck
Cost free & open to the public