Feb. 9, 2016
BIG TABLE PUBLISHING AUTHORS Host-- Robin Stratton /Publisher
Christopher Reilley--Christopher Reilley is the current poet laureate of Dedham, MA and founder of the Dedham Poet Society and a contributing editor of Acoustic Ink. He is the author of Grief Tattoos, and the upcoming One Night Stanza from Big Table publishing, his work has appeared in a wide variety of places, like Frog Croon, Word Salad, and Chaos Writers, and in such anthologies as “Sanctuary,” “Silent Consciousness,” and “Hot Summer Nights.” He is also the host of the Dedham version of 100 Thousand Poets for Change event in late September.
Jennifer Jean's debut poetry collection is The Fool(Big Table, 2013); her chapbooks include: The Archivist, and In the War. Her work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in: Rattle, Drunken Boat, Caketrain, Denver Quarterly, Tidal Basin Review, Waxwing, Solstice, Poets/Artists, North Dakota Quarterly, and more. She teaches in Boston-area universities. Jennifer is on the advisory board for the Mass Poetry Festival, and she's the Administrative Editor at Talking/Writing Magazine.
Doug Holder-- Doug Holder is the founder of the Ibbetson Street Press, and the arts/editor of the The Somerville Times. Holder currently directs the Newton Free Library Poetry Series. His latest book from Big Table Publishing is the poetic memoir " Portrait of an Artist as a Young Poseur--1974 to 1983. He teaches at Endicott College and Bunker Hill Community College in Boston.
March 8. 2016
Eric Hyett-- Eric Hyett's first collection of poems, English Through Pictures, was a finalist for the Yale Younger Poets Prize. His work has most recently appeared in the Cincinnati Review, Hudson Review, A&U, Off The Coast, and Salamander. He received his B.A. in Linguistics from Harvard College, where he studied poetry with Lucie Brock-Broido and Seamus Heaney.
Margot Wizansky -- Her poems have appeared in many journals, among them Poetry East, Lumina, Tar River Review, Inkwell, Quarterly West, Potomac Review, and American Literary Review, and in anthologies about Alzheimer’s, love, and cancer. She edited two anthologies: Mercy of Tides: Poems for a Beach House, 2003, and Rough Places Plain: Poems of the Mountains, 2006.
In 2008 she was awarded a Writers@Work Poetry Fellowship, and in 2010, the Patricia Dobler Prize from Carlow University for study in Ireland with its MFA program.
Denise Bergman is the author of A Woman in Pieces Crossed a Sea was published by West End Press in 2014. The book won the West End Press Patricia Clark Smith Poetry Prize.
The Telling, a book-length poem, was published in 2013 by Červená Barva Press.
Her book Seeing Annie Sullivan, poems based on the early life of Helen Keller's teacher (Cedar Hill Books), was translated into Braille and into a Talking Book
April 12, 2016
January O'Neil January Gill O'Neil is an assistant professor of English at Salem State University, and the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival. She is the author of the poetry collections Underlife (CavanKerry, Press 2009) and Misery Islands (CavanKerry Press, 2014). Prior to teaching at Salem State, she was a senior writer/editor at Babson College. Visit her blog at poetmom.blogspot.com. She recently won the Mass. Book Award for her poetry collection Misery Island.
Nicole Terez Dutton Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her collection of poems, If One Of Us Should Fall, was selected as the winner of the 2011 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. She lives in Somerville, Massachusetts where she serves as the city’s inaugural poet laureate, and she teaches in the Solstice Low-Residency MFA Program.
Barbara Helfgott Hyett-- Helfgott Hyett has taught English at the Teachers as Scholars program at Harvard, MIT, Trinity College, and Boston University, where she won the Sproat Award for Excellence in Teaching English. As a poet-in the-schools, she has served over 200 communities and was artist-in-residence at the MFA and the Fuller Art Museums. She is currently the director of PoemWorks, the Workshop for Publishing Poets, in Brookline, MA, which was named “One of the Best Workshops in Boston” by theBoston Globe.