Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Four Way Books Author Sandy Tseng reads at Moonstone Arts Center

If you are in the Philadelphia area this Thursday, 10/30, check out Sandy Tseng and Alicia Ostriker at the Moonstone Arts Center, 110A S. 13th Street.

Thursday September 30, 5:30pm – Poetry

Sandy Tseng & Alicia Ostriker

In Sandy Tseng's first collection, Sediment ($15.95 Four Way Books), leaving is both what remains and the act of going to another place, a different lifestyle, an unknown afterlife. This book recounts the pleasures and terrors of transition, of being "in between languages." Sandy’s awards include the 2006 Discovery / The Nation Award, Crab Orchard Review's 2005 Richard Peterson Poetry Prize, and scholarships from the Heinz Foundation and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Alicia Suskin Ostriker is author of twelve collections of poetry including The Book of Seventy ($14.95 University of Pittsburgh Press). Ostriker seizes the opportunity to take us where too few poets have been able to take us: into a domain of what our fabulists like to call the “golden years.” as we live longer, we become inevitably curious about the actual texture of these late years, curious about what happens in the soul. Out of that curiosity is a new kind of poetry born, an elderstile that has passion and irony, wisdom, folly, clarity and tenderness. In her keen engagement with the self and the world, Ostriker offers us a voice and a perspective that explore the territory of seventy and beyond. She has received the Paterson Poetry Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, the San Francisco State Poetry Center Award, and has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award. Ostirker is Professor Emeriti of English at Rutgers University and teaches in the low-residency MFA program of Drew University.