Another Great Reading!

On Saturday, June 2, at Vroman’s Books in Pasadena, Enid Osborn and Cynthia Anderson hosted another fantastic reading celebrating their anthology A Bird Black as the Sun, a collection in which one of our poems was privileged to appear. Each contributing poet got to read two poems, the one from the book and another one (preferably also about birds or nature).

The readers were as follows

  1. Cynthia Anderson (“A Parable”)
  2. Maureen Alsop (“Cledonomancy, Sleep in the Raven’s Throat”)
  3. Cathryn Andresen (“Pass the Salt”)
  4. We two (“Thirteen Ways of Looking by a Black Bird” and “Duologue in Delaware”)
  5. Jeanette Clough (“Into the Fourth Gate: Dialogue with Birds”)
  6. Mary Fitzpatrick (“Journey Through Night”)
  7. Noreen Lawlor (“Tempo”)
  8. Friday Lubina (“blackest bird obsession”)
  9. Jim Natal (“Early Morning Crow” and “Lost. One-Footed Adult Crow. Reward.”)
  10. Halie Rosenberg (“The Company of Crows”)
  11. Jackson Wheeler (“Crow Sings Jazz”)
  12. and Enid Osborn (“I Knew Two Crows”)

Thank you, Cynthia, for giving me the list of readers.

About poetsguide

A former altar boy and a former U.S. Army interrogator, respectively, John F. Buckley and Martin Ott were born and raised in Michigan, meeting each other at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor before separately migrating to California in the early 1990s to attend graduate schools, their friendship evolving into a writing collaboration – what they refer to as poetic volleyball. They both currently live in Southern California, John with his wife, Martin with his wife and two children. John teaches English composition at several local colleges, while Martin works as a marketing strategist for a global company. John still affects a strange piety; Martin still finds himself asking a lot of questions. Individually and together, their writing has appeared in over 150 periodicals and anthologies, garnering three Pushcart Prize nominations for Martin’s poems “India Ivy” and “When Bridges Fall” (available in his collection Children of Interrogation, which has been a finalist or semi-finalist in eighteen poetry prizes) and John’s “Poem for Christy’s Daughter” (available in his collection Kinks in the Hose). Martin has also optioned three screenplays. His chapbook Misery Loves was published on Red Dancefloor Press. John’s chapbook Breach Birth was published on Propaganda Press.
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