Bucks County Community College’s Wordsmiths Reading Series invites the public to hear award-winning poets Lynn Levin and Grady Chambers read from their works on Friday, March 12, at 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by program director Ethel Rackin, the reading series is presented live on the college’s YouTube channel, youtube.com/BucksCCC. The event is free and no registration is needed.
Levin is a poet, writer, translator and teacher. Her most recent poetry collection The Minor Virtues was listed as one of spring 2020’s best books by The Philadelphia Inquirer. Her poems have appeared in Boulevard, The Hopkins Review, Artful Dodge, Rattle, on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac and other places.
Her previous poetry collections include Miss Plastique, Fair Creatures of an Hour and Imaginarium. She is the translator from Spanish of Birds on the Kiswar Tree by Odi Gonzales and co-author of Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets. The 1999 Bucks County Poet Laureate, Levin teaches at Drexel University. Her website is lynnlevinpoet.com.
Chambers is the author of North American Stadiums, winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. His poems and stories have appeared in The Paris Review, Boaat, 32 Poems, American Poetry Review, The Sun and elsewhere. Chambers, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Creative Writing at Stanford University, lives in Philadelphia. His website is gradychambers.com.
The Wordsmith Reading Series continues on Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m., with poets Maggie Smith and Cleveland Wall.
The series is sponsored by the Language and Literature Department. To learn more, contact Rackin at Ethel.Rackin@bucks.edu.