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Joan Houlihan

Joan Houlihan, Rusty Morrison, Ellen Doré Watson

10 JULY 2013 — wednesday

Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading to kick off the Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, featuring faculty members Joan Houlihan, Rusty Morrison, Ellen Doré Watson, wheelchair accessible, request ASL interpreters one week in advance from editor, Moe's Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, 7:30 (510/849-2087,

More about the readers
Joan Houlihan founder of the conference, has published four books of poetry, including The Us, named a "must-read" book of 2009 by Massachusetts Center of the Book, and The Mending Worm, winner of the Green Rose Award from New Issues Press. Among other critical endeavors, she's author of Boston Comment, a series of critical essays archived online.
Rusty Morrison, co-editor and publisher of Omnidawn, has published four books of poems, including After Urgency, 2012 winner of the Dorset Prize from Tupelo Press; the true keeps calm biding its story, winner of the Academy of American Poets' James Laughlin Award, Northern California Book Award, Ahsahta's Sawtooth Prize, and the DiCastagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America; and Whethering, winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry.
Ellen Doré Watson is director of the Poetry Center at Smith College and poetry editor of The Massachusetts Review. She's published five books of poems, most recently Dogged Hearts. Her collection Ladder Music won the New England/New York Award from Alice James Press.

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