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Wednesday, February 11

Susan Case & Anthony DiMatteo.
Common Hour 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons

Susana H. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology. Author of several chapbooks, her Slapering Hol Press chapbook, The Scottish Café, was published in a dual-language version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Poland’s Opole University Press. She is the author of four full-length collections, including Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press), and, most recently, 4 Rms w Vu (Mayapple Press).

Anthony DiMatteo’s poems, essays and reviews regularly appear in scholarly and literary journals.  Recent work has been featured in Avatar Poetry Review, College Literature, The Cortland Review, Front Porch, Renaissance Quarterly, Smartish Pace, and Tar River Poetry.  His new book is Beautiful Problems: Poems (David Robert Books, 2014). 

Thursday, February 19

A Celebration of Chinese New Year Leslie Bai reading with Stanley H. Barkan , poet and publisher of Cross-Cultural Communications.
Common Hour, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location:Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons

Leslie Bai is Adjunct Professor of English at LIU-Post and a translator of Chinese classical poetry published in collaboration with British poet and artist, John Digby.
She will be reading from A Break in Passing Clouds published by Cross-Cultural Communications in 2014. She will also do an interactive workshop related to Chinese New Year.

Stanley H. Barkan has published more than 400 bilingual volumes of poetry in translations bringing into English the work of diverse authors around the world. He will be reading from one of his own works, Sailing the Yangtze (Feral Press, 2014)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma and Charles Fishman
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Location:Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons

Yuyutsu Ram Dass Sharma, is a prominent Indian poet in the United States on a reading tour. It is a pleasure to have him as a guest poet reading from his celebrated works.

Charles Fishman is a distinguished Long Island poet, university professor, editor, and director of poetry readings, Among his latest collections of poetry are In the Path of Lightning: Selected Poems (Time Being Books, 2012); In the Language of Women (Casa De Snapdragon, 2011); Water under Water (Casa De Snapdragon, 2009)

Wednesday, March 18

Poetry and Art: Erica Mapp and Yuko Otomo.
Time: Common Hour, 12:30-1:45
Location:Steinberg Museum, Hillwood Commons

Erica Mapp was born in Trinidad and lives in New York, where she has taught both art and poetry. Her poetry is rooted in the history and natural history of Trinidad. She is sensitive to birds life and her drawings of native birds accompany her poetry. Much of her poetry and art has a spiritual dimension that extends to her consciousness of the threat to sustainable environment. She has recently published a booklet, Crisis in Trinidad & Tobago with drawings of birds and animals for children to color (Feral Press, 2015). Some of her hand made books will be on display.

Yuko Otomo was born in Japan and lives in New York. She is both a visual artist & a bilingual poet (poetry & haiku). She also writes art criticism, essays, and translation. In visual art, she has been concentrating herself on the study of abstraction & has created a body of work covering over 3 decades. Her work has been published in many magazines & literary publications

Tuesday, April 14

Poetry Awards Night  Fran Castan and Lewis Zacks
Time: Common Hour, 7-9 p.m..
Location: Great Hall, Winnick House

Fran Castan is a well-known Long Island poet who frequently collaborates with her husband-artist Lewis Zacks.  One of their most recent books is Venice, City that Paints Itself.  The artist’s works will be on display during the evening. Fran Castan’s reading will be followed by the annual celebration of poetry and fiction awards.


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Joan Digby (
LIU Post Poetry Center
English Department
LIU Post
720 Northern Boulevard
Brookville, N.Y. 11548-1300
Phone: 516-299-2391
Fax: 516-299-2997