AQ Poets Claudia Gary & Bryan R. Monte to Read at The Writer’s Center, Bethesda, MD, 27 Oct. 2022, 7 PM
Amsterdam Quarterly poets, Claudia Gary and Bryan R. Monte, will read from their books, Genetic Revisionism (Loudoun Scribe) and On the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple Sclerosis (Circling Rivers), at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, Maryland, 20815, on Thursday, 27 October 2022, at 7 PM. Afterwards there will be an open mic as long as time allows.
In AQ19, Gary’s collection, Genetic Revisionism, was called ‘an impressive, short collection of formal poems, (rhyming couplets and quatrains, sonnets, villanelles, etc.), about the sciences and maths, remarkable in its scope and artistry.’ She’ll be teaching the workshop, ‘Whole-Brain Poetry’, once again at The Writer’s Center beginning 20 November. The workshop is on Zoom, so anyone anywhere in the world can sign up for it. Complete information and registration can be found at https://www.writer.org/event/fa22poe21z/.
Monte’s book, On the Level: Poems on Living with Multiple Sclerosis, about overcoming physical, psychological, and social barriers, has been praised by writers on both sides of the Atlantic. T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize winner Philip Gross, (The Water Table), commented: ‘These poems [bring] readers…to the experience of MS in their own bodies as well as in the mind. But, the grace of the writing, its tenderness and often humour, lift us.’ US author of Who Says You’re Dead, Jacob M. Appel, praised On the Level as being ‘In the spirit of Sarah Manguso and Porochista Khakpour, Monte transforms his own body into a literary landscape. An arresting debut.’
Both books will be available for purchase at the reading
Please note: Reservations are required in advance for this reading. Please reserve at https://www.writer.org/event/amsterdam-quarterly-22/ .