Appearances

2016

April 10, Poetry reading from 8:30 to 10:30 with Mervyn Taylor, Jennifer Franklin, Peggy Ellsberg, and Susana H. Case at Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, N.Y., N.Y. (212-614-0505).

October 14 & 15, Panel Presentation—After Violence: The Poetics of Trauma and Resistance—at Western Maryland Independent Literary Festival, Frostburg, Maryland. Panel Presenters: Susana H. Case, Ellen Kombiyil, Richard Newman, Margo Taft Stever. Our panel investigated the role of factual accuracy in poetry and poetics—why poets choose to invent and the difficulty in portraying traumatic memory.

April 28, Launch reading for Veils, Halos & Shackles from 6:00 to 7:45. Anthology, edited by Charles Fishman and Smita Sahay, addresses the abuse and oppression of women. Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, N.Y., N.Y. (212-989-9319).

June 26, Reading at 4:00 for Veils, Halos & Shackles, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. (914-332-5953).

October 14 and 15: The 2016 Western Maryland Independent Literary Festival

Panel Session Title: After Violence: The Poetics of Trauma and Resistance

Panel Session Presenters: Laura Madeline Wiseman, Margo Taft Stever, Charles Fishman, Sarah A. Chavez, Susana H. Case

Our panel investigates the role of factual accuracy in poetry and poetic—why poets choose to invent or later facts and the difficulty in portraying traumatic memory.

2015

March 12, 6:00 p.m., Slapering Hol Press is proud to present Richard Parisio reading from his chapbook, The Owl Invites Your Silence. Parisio is the 2014 recipient of the SHP Sanger-Stewart Award. He will read with SHP Co-Editors, Jennifer Franklin (Looming, 2015) and Margo Taft Stever (Lunatic Ball, 2015). And SHP poets and Advisory Committee members, Suzanne Cleary (Beauty Mark, 2013), Lynn McGee (Heirloom Bulldog 2015), and David Tucker (Late for Work, 2006) will read from their new work.

April 18, 7:00 p.m., SHP Co-Editor Reading: Peggy Ellsberg, Jennifer Franklin, & Margo Taft Stever. The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center , 300 Riverside  Drive, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591 (914-332-5953). Slapering Hol Press Co-Editors will read from their new books and work.

June 14, 4:00 p.m., Lunar Walk Poetry Series, Branded Salon, 603 Vanderbilt Avenue (Corner of Bergen Street and Vanderbilt), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Poetry reading with Margo Taft Stever and Michael T. Young.

June 24, 7:00 p.m., Reading and Book-signing for English-Language version of Looking East: William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia, The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods. Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45208 (513-396-8960).

June 25, 5:30 to 7:30, Book-Signing and celebration for English-language version of Looking East, William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia, The Photographs of Harry Fowler Woods, University of Cincinnati, 400 Level, Langsam Library.

June 26, 12:00 p.m., Poetry Reading  with John Drury, Jennifer Franklin, and Margo Taft Stever at Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 (513-621-0711).

July 25, New York Poetry Festival, Governor’s Island National Monument, 10 South Street, #7, New York with Kattywompus Press poets at 1:00 at The Chumley Stage; Slapering Hol Press reading at 2:30 on The White Horse Stage.

July 26, Poetry readings at New York Poetry Festival, one for Slapering Hol Press with Sean Nevin, Richard Parisio, Jennifer Franklin and one for Katywompus Press with Susana Case.

October 10, Poetry reading from 3-5 p.m. with Estha Weiner, John Perrault, Susana Case, Betsy Sholl and Margo Taft Stever, University of New England Gallery, 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine.

October 11, Poetry reading at 2:00 with Estha Weiner, John Perrault, Susana Case, and Margo Taft Stever, RiverRun Books, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (603-431-2100).

October 17, Book-signing, Books by the Banks Book Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio from 10-4

November 20,  Reading at The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center at 7:30 p.m. with Cornelius Eady, Rough Magic Music Band, and Kattywompus Press Poets.

November 22, Poetry reading at 1:30 with Jennifer Franklin, Susana H. Case, and Sally Bliumis-Dunn at the Jewish Community Center on Hudson, 371 South Broadway, Tarrytown, New York.

December 14, Reading at 6:00 p.m. with Kattywompus Press poets at the Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, N.Y., N.Y. (212-989-9319)

2014

November 14, 7:30 pm. 9th Annual Writers on War & Peace Reading, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591.

One of six local poets, along with poet Fred Marchant, to read for the Hudson Valley Writers Center and Slapering Hol Press 9th Annual Writers on War & Peace Reading.

The evening will feature readings from prose writers, Matt Gallagher and Andrew Slater, veterans and contributors to Fire & Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo Press, 2013).

October 6, 8:00 p.m., Coffee-house Poetry at Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road, London SW 59 JA. Stateside Troubadours with poets: Philip Fried, Margo Taft Stever, Tim Nolan, Susana Case, Robert Peake, Jennifer Militello, Daphne Warburg Astor & Owen Lewis with Henry Fajemirokun.

In celebration of the Troubadour’s American links over the past 60 years, we present an evening of US poets:  

Good evening, America: Stateside poets reinforce Troubadour's transatlantic reputation

The poetry news, from Sleepy Hollow and Greenwich Village

October 4, 6:00 p.m., Literary salon at Hawkhurst Tea Room, 240 Brick Lane, London, with poets Susana H. Case and Carlos Reyes-Manzo.

Oakhurst Tea Room

April 16-19, Popular Culture Association/American Cultural Association Conference, Chicago Mariott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois, “Poetry in Red Dresses” brings together four strong voices, Karren LaLonde Alenier, Mary Mackey, Evelyn Posamentier, and Margo Taft Stever. This program will form a working manifesto in the spirit of Muriel Rukeyser and Gertrude Stein. Time to be announced.

April 12, 12-6 p.m.,Westchester Poetry Festival, Poetry Reading, The Masters School, 49 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522 (914-479-6400).

April 11, 7:30 p.m., A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers of the Hudson Valley Anthology Reading, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, New York.

April 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nominated for “Women Making An Impact Award,” Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals, 1122 Westchester Avenue, White Plains (in atrium).

March 28, 2-3:30 p.m., Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness, Women Write Resistance: Poets on Gender Violence, Anthology reading, Charles Sumner School, Room 1, 17th and M Sts., N.W., Washington, D.C. (202-730-0478).

February 13, 10:00 a.m., Lecture, William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia, University of Cincinnati, Bauer Room, Center for Performing Arts, Conservatory of Music, Cincinnati, Ohio.

February 26-March 1, AWP Seattle, Panel Presenter for The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center. “From Silver to Gold: A Case Study in Plans for the Next 25 Years at a Regional Writers’ Center.”February 28, 7:00 p.m., Off-site AWP anthology reading for Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence, Rendezvous/Jewel Theater, 2322 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.

 

 

 

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2013

January 15, 2013, Books and Bookshelves, 99 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 (415-621-3761) “Poetry in Red Dress” brings together four strong voices, Karren LaLonde Alenier, Mary Mackey, Evelyn Posamentier, and Margo Taft Stever. This program will form a working manifesto in the spirit of Muriel Rukeyser and Gertrude Stein, at 7:30 p.m.

Karren LaLonde Alenier is author of six collections of poetry, including On a Bed of Gardenias: Jane & Paul Bowles and Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump Early On, an opera with composer William Banfield. For Scene4 Magazine, she writes a monthly column on Gertrude Stein, opera, and the Arts.

Mary Mackey’s Sugar Zone, her sixth collection of poetry, is winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence. Author of thirteen novels, Mackey's works have sold over a million copies, and been translated into twelve foreign languages including Japanese, Hebrew, Greek, Russian, and Finnish.

Evelyn Posamentier’s recent books are brainiography, Royal Blue Car, and Poland At The Door. Her poems have appeared in such magazines as The Diagram, The SoMa Literary Review, The Quarterly Journal of Ideology, Nthposition and Drunken Boat.

Margo Taft Stever is the author of three collections of poetry, including, most recently, The Hudson Line, and she co-authored, William Howard Taft and the 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to China. She is founder of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center (HVWC) and founding editor of HVWC’s Slapering Hol Press.

January 20, Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Boulevard, Venice, CA 90291 (310-822-3006). Teaching poetry workshop with Karren Alenier on book publishing at 5:00 P.M., Poetry readings with Karren Alenier, Andrea Carter Brown and David Del Bourgo at 7:30 P.M.

April 12, Phoenix Reading Series, Yippie Museum Café, 9 Bleecker Street, New York (212) 677-5918, with poets: Anne-Marie Fyfe, Philip Fried, and Margo Taft Stever.

April 17, Wadhams Free Library, 763 Route 22 in Wadhams, New York Margo Taft Stever and Marion Brown will read from their poetry. (518) 962-8717 wadhamsfreelibrary.org Email: wadh2@westelcom.com at 7:30 p.m.

May 7, KGB Bar, 85 E. 4th Street, New York (212) 505-3360, Anthology reading Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence at 7 to 9 p.m. for Women Write Resistance with poets: Susana H. Case, Marie Elizabeth Mali, Elayne Safir, Larissa Schmailo, Margo Taft Stever, Larissa Schmailo, and the band, Doll Parts:

Doll Parts is NYC’s premier Dolly Parton cover band, featuring Maggie Robinson, Kate Marvin and Julia Sirna-Frest. Learn more at dollpartsband.com.

Susana H. Case’s chapbooks include The Scottish Café (Slapering Hol Press), which was re-released in a full-length Polish-English annotated version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Opole University Press. Her books are: Salem In Séance (WordTech Editions) and Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips (Anaphora Literary Press). Her next book, 4 Rms w Vu is forthcoming from Mayapple Press.

Marie-Elizabeth Mali is the author of Steady, My Gaze (Tebot Bach, 2011) and co-editor with Annie Finch of the anthology, Villanelles (Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets, 2012). Her work has appeared in Calyx, Poet Lore, and RATTLE, among others. For more information please visit memali.com.

Elayne Safir (emptyminute.com), cover designer for Women Write Resistance, is an artist and a photographer, walking the fine ink line between the truly fantastical and the contemporary with a touch of magic realism. Her art has appeared on and in books, music albums, t-shirts, films, tattoos, and galleries in Canada and the United States.

Larissa Shmailo is a poet and translator whose books are In Paran, A Cure for Suicide, and Fib Sequence; her poetry CDs are The No-Net World and Exorcism. Her translation of Alexei Kruchenych’s Victory over the Sun is archived at the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum. She blogs at larissashmailo.blogspot.com.

Margo Taft Stever’s chapbook, The Hudson Line, was published by Main Street Rag (2012). Her book, Frozen Spring (2002), won the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry. Her chapbook, Reading the Night Sky, won the 1996 Riverstone Poetry Chapbook Competition. She is the founder of The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and the founding editor of Slapering Hol Press. 

Alison Stone is the author of From the Fool to the World (Parallel Press) and They Sing at Midnight (Many Mountains Moving). Her poems have appeared in many journals, including The Paris Review, Poetry, and Ploughshares. Winner of Poetry’s Frederick Bock Prize and New York Quarterly’s Madeline Sadin award, she is also a painter and the creator of The Stone Tarot

Amber West’s writing has appeared in Calyx, Puppetry International, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Poetry at NYU, and is a doctoral candidate at UConn. Her plays and “puppet poems” have been performed in SF and NYC. She’s co-founder of Alphabet Arts and director of the annual Puppets & Poets festival at The Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn (alphabetarts.org).

October 18, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Anthology reading for A Slant of Light: Contemporary Women Writers’ of the Hudson, Mid-Hudson Heritage Center, 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, New York (845-214-1113).

2012

December 3, Café Muse, Word Works Press, Chevy Chase Village Center, Chevy Chase, Maryland, with readers: Margo Taft Stever and Sally Bliumis-Dunn, 7:30 p.m.

November 30, Vin Master Bar, 2000 South Blvd., Suite 610. Poetry reading hosted by Jonathan Rice and M. Scott Douglass with poets Margo Taft Stever and Anne Hicks. 7-9 p.m.

October 12, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center (300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591) Slapering Hol Press reading series, group reading at 7:30 p.m.

August 3, York Art Association, 394 York Street, York, Maine 03911 (717-755-0028), Group poetry reading with Margo Taft Stever, Jo Ann Clark, John Perrault, and Estha Weiner from 7-9 p.m.

August 2, New England Gallery of Art (207-221-4499), 716 Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine 04103. Group reading with Jo Ann Clark, John Perrault, Margo Taft Stever, and Estha Weiner from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

June 15, The Village Bookstore, (Pleasantville, New York ) Peotry Reading with Meredith Trede, B.K. Fischer and Cindy Beer-Fouhy at 7:30 p.m.

May 12, Bean Runner Café, 201 S. Division Street, Peekskill, New York, Poetry reading with Mervyn Taylor, 3:00 p.m.

March 31,The Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, New York (631-7671). Poetry reading with Sally Bluimis Dunn and Barbara Fischer, members of Slapering Hol Press Advisory Committee, reading from their own work and featuring Slapering Hol Press, 2:00 p.m.

March 24, Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, New York. Slapering Hol Press Group reading with 2011 Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition winner, Mary Armstrong, Margo Taft Stever, B.K. Fischer, Meredith Trede, Susana Case, and Mervyn Taylor, 6-7:30 p.m.

March 2, Reading between the Lines, The Horseshoe, 4114 N. Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois. Marathon reading, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

February 29, Brown Rice, 4432 N. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Group reading and music with Margo Taft Stever, Karren Alenier, and Dan Goldstein, 9:30 p.m.

2011

December 11, Jewish Community Center on the Hudson, Tarrytown, New York. Group reading with Margo Taft Stever, George Karus, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Peggy Ellsberg, and Natalie Safir, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

November 11, Participated in Group Literary Reading on War and Peace, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, New York, 7:30 p.m.

2010

November 12, Participated in Group Literary Reading on War and Peace, The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, New York, 7:30 p.m.

October 9, Poetry Reading with David Keller and Teresa Carson, Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival, “the largest poetry event in North America,” New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center Street, Newark, New Jersey, 2:00 p.m.

2009

November 10, Galapagos Bookstore, Group Slapering Hol Press Poetry Reading, Hastings, New York, 7:30 p.m.

April 23-25, Slapering Hol Press at CUNY Chapbook Festival.

March 14, Presented lecture on William Howard Taft, Alice Roosevelt, and Nicholas Longworth, III, at Symposium on The Longworths: Cincinnati’s First First Family, Presented by The Ohio River Valley Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, Trinity Episcopal Church, Covington, Kentucky, 9:00-3:00 p.m.

2008

January 17, “Looking East” opening, The Nippon Club, N.Y. N.Y.

January 12, Riverine Poetry Reading for Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers, edited by Laurence Carr, Butterfield Library, Garrison, New York, 3-5 p.m.

October 24-27, Power Point Presentation with James Taft Stever on 1905 U.S. Diplomatic Mission to Asia and Special Exhibition, “Looking East,” Hangzhou International Symposium on Sinology and Sino-Foreign Relations and Exchanges, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.

October 21, Poetry Reading, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China, 2:00 p.m.

2007

September 27-29, Binghamton University, Binghamton, New York. Writing By Degrees Conference. Participating in panel discussion representing Slapering Hol Press.

June 28, Group launch reading for Big City Lit, on-line literary magazine, at Cornelia Street Cafe (Between Bleeker and West 4th) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

June 17, Participant in panel discussion on history and aesthetics of Slapering Hol Press. Consisted of editors, poets, and representatives from four featured presses. Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, Sleepy Hollow, New York, At 3:00 p.m.

June 13, Slapering Hol Press and Manhattanville College group reading of nature poems in conjunction with works of art by Cleve Gray, Neuberger Museum, SUNY, Purchase, New York, at 7:00 p.m.

April 26, Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Author Book Fair, Warner Library, Tarrytown, New York, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

2006

April 22, The Ear Inn, 326 Spring St., New York, NY (between Greenwich and Washington Sts.) Group reading with Slapering Hol Press, 3:00 p.m.

April 1, The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida, Conducted workshop and reading, 3:00 p.m.

February 11, Margo’s poem, “Winter Sleepers” read on Naturalist’s Datebook, Sirius Radio 112, Martha Stewart Living Radio, 7:10 p.m.

2005

September 26, Cosi’s Sandwich Bar, 2160 Broadway at 76th Street, New York, New York. Poetry reading, 7:30 pm.

July 14, Bright Hill Center, Treadwell, New York, Word Thursdays reading with novelist Lauren Sanders, 7:00 p.m.

April 6, Nassau Community College, Poetry reading with Patricia Smith and Usha Akella, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

March 17, Pace University, Pleasantville, New York, Poetry reading for Caravan anthology, 7:00 p.m.

February 28, Barnard Hall, Barnard College, New York. Guest lecturer in English Class.

February 26, Rattapallax Launch Reading, New York Public Library, Bloomingdale Branch, W. 10th Street.

2004

November 6, Poetry reading at The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street (between W. 4th & Bleecker) New York, New York, with Rania Khalil and Anahid Kassabian, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

May 3, Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, New York, as an “Ask the Author” panel member, 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.

March 10, Poetry Reading, The Society of the Four Arts, Gioconda and Joseph King Library, 3 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida, 3:30 p.m.

February 20, Poetry Reading at Mi Bohio Restaurant, 12 Main Street, Tarrytown, New York, with Kathleen Ossip and Sally Bliumis, 7:00 p.m.

2003

May 22, Poetry Reading at Andover Bookstore, 89 Main Street, Andover, Massachusetts, with Jennifer Barber, 7:30 p.m.

May 18, Poetry reading with Monica Youn at Cody’s Books, 2454 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, California, 7:30 p.m.

April 12, Poetry Reading at Barnes & Noble Bookstores, 45 Gosling Road, Newington, New Hampshire, with Jeffrey Harrison, 3:00 p.m.

April 3, Poetry reading with Stephanie Strickland, Sergio Troncoso, and Susan Case at Teachers and Writers Collaborative, 5 Union Square West, New York, New York, 6:00 p.m.

March 27, Poetry reading with Stephanie Strickland, Sergio Troncoso, and Susan Case at Atticus Bookstore, 8 Main Street, Amherst, Massachusetts, 7:30 p.m.

March 10, Henry V. Larom Creative Writing Award, Final Judge.

February 16, Poets of the Palm Beaches, American Polish Club, 4725 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, Florida, 3:00 p.m.

February 9, Poetry Reading with Judith Werner, The Phoenix Reading Series, The Liquor Store, 285 W. Broadway, New York, New York, with Judith Werner, 1:00 p.m.