The Grolier Poetry Foundation and Forums Trust 
Is Pleased to Join Arrowsmith Press
to Celebrate
Four Poets and Their Newly Published Chapbooks

5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA
\ SATURDAY, MAY 4th, 2019, 1:00pm

This event is free and open to the public.

For queries, please contact: Askold Melnyczuk

Featured Arrowsmith Press Poets

All Books Will be Available for Purchase at Our Event

Romeo Oriogun is a Nigerian poet whose poems have appeared in Brittle Paper, Connotation Press, Prairie Schooner, Dissident Blog , and Expound , among other publications. His poems have been translated into Estonian, Slovenian, and Swedish, and rendered into songs in Portuguese. He is the author of the chapbooks “Burnt Men” (Praxis) and “The Origin of Butterflies” (APBF and Akashic Books). He is the winner of the 2017 Brunel International African Prize for Poetry, his manuscript “My Body Is No Miracle” was shortlisted for the 2017 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets, and his poem “Metamorphosis” was shortlisted for the inaugural Brittle Prize for Poetry. He is currently a Resident Scholar at Dunster House, an Institute of International Education Artist Protection Fund Fellow, a W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute Fellow, and the Harvard Scholars at Risk Fellow for Spring 2019.

LINK TO VIDEO: Romeo Oriogun
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Mitch Manning teaches in the English and Labor Studies programs at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and is Associate Director at the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences. He is a poetry editor for Consequence Magazine and founding editor of NO INFINITE . His poems and interviews have been published in The Doris, BOOG City, Let The Bucket Down, Consequence Magazine, Sundial, Hollow, GAFF and elsewhere. 

LINK TO VIDEO: Mitch Manning
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Martin Edmunds book, The High Road to Taos , was chosen by Donald Hall for the National Poetry Series. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The Paris Review, Little Star, Grand Street, The Nation, The Partisan Review, Southwest Review , and Agni among other journals and anthologies; three poems are featured on the Yeats Society of NY website. Awards and honors include an Artist Fellowship in Poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the “Discovery”/ The Nation Prize, the Lloyd McKim Garrison Medal for Poetry, and the Harvard Monthly Prize. Edmunds was an Artist-in-Residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for many years, where he wrote plays, verse plays, libretti, and entertainments. He has also written and co-written screenplays, including Passion in the Desert , a feature adaptation of the Balzac story for Roland Films released by Fine Line. Edmunds works as a freelance editor, teaches creative writing and versification, and digs life on the Outer Cape as a landscaper, clam raker, and oysterer.

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Thomas Sayers Ellis , poet, photographer, professor and bandleader, is the author of The Maverick Room and Skin, Inc. He was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in Poetry. He co-founded The Dark Room Collective and The Dark Room Reading Series in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has taught in various Universities and published, both poems and photographs, in numerous journals, including The Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation and Best American Poetry (1997, 2001, 2010, 2015). In 2015, he co-founded Heroes Are Gang Leaders, a literary free Jazz band of artists, which won the American Book Award for Oral Poetry this year.


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Founded by Askold Melnyczuk in 2006, Arrowsmith Press is named after the late William Arrowsmith, a renowned classics scholar, literary and film critic. Arrowsmith, who taught for years in Boston University's University Professors Program, championed not only the classics and the finest in contemporary literature, he was also passionate about the importance of recognizing the translator's role in bringing the original work to life in a new program. The press is home to many fine works of translation, original poetry, and prose, as well as a series of online columns exploring literature and our world.
Upcoming Poetry Reading:
Grolier Poetry Book Shop,
6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA

Friday, May 10th, 2019
7:00 P.M.
Raul Zurita Reads

From  INRI
William Rowe will Translate