“MAD POETS X THREE”
Sunday, September 10, 2017 @ 3:00 p.m.
DAVID P. KOZINSKI, JOYCE MEYERS, JOSEPH CILLUFFO
David P. Kozinski’s first full-length book of poems, Tripping Over Memorial Day was published in 2017 by Kelsay Books. He won the Delaware Literary Connection’s 2015 spring poetry contest judged by B.J. Ward and received the Dogfish Head Poetry Prize, which included publication of his chap-book, Loopholes. Kozinski finds aesthetically pleasing material in the range of life’s experience, from the most joyful to the worst sorts of human mischief. He serves on the boards of the Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center and the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference and is the Arts Editor of Schuylkill Valley Journal Online (www.svjlit.com). He leads poetry workshops for teens at the Montgomery Co. (PA) Youth Center and at Roosevelt High School in Norristown, PA, for Expressive Path, a non-profit organization that facilitates youth participation in the arts.
Joyce Meyers taught English for a number of years, then practiced law in Philadelphia for almost three decades. The legal work she is most proud of is her defense of First Amendment rights in her representation of publishers and broadcasters, as well as her pro bono representation of abused and neglected children, victims of domestic abuse, and indigent artists. An adventurous traveler, Meyers has been to every continent except Antarctica. Many of her travel experiences find their way into her writing. Her numerous publications include Atlanta Review, The Comstock Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, Slant, and Com-mon Ground Review. She has received several poetry prizes from Atlanta Review, including First Prize in the Atlanta Review 2014 International Poetry Competition. Her first full-length collection, The Way Back, was published by Kelsay Books in 2017. She also has two chapbooks, Wild Mushrooms (Plan B Press, 2007) and Shapes of Love (Finishing Line Press, 2010).
Joseph Cilluffo. has had over 100 poems published in journals such as Philadelphia Poets, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, Apiary, and Philadelphia Stories. He was the Featured Poet for the Fall 2014 Edition of the Schuylkill Valley Journal, which nominated his poem, Light, for the Pushcart Prize. Joe's first book of poetry, Always in the Wrong Season, was recently published by Kelsay Books and is available on Amazon.com. He regularly reads his work in venues across the Philadelphia area, including as part of the Manayunk-Roxborough Arts Center's ekphrastic poetry exhibit, Philadelphia Poets' Ethnic Voices reading series, the Moveable Beats reading series in Center City, and as part of numerous Mad Poets events.
An “open-mic” will follow the featured poets’ readings, so bring five minutes of poetry to read (not your epic, please).
Light refreshments. Admission is free, donations encouraged.