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    Join Sarabande Books for an early kickoff to National Poetry Month.

    The Sarabande Reading Series continues Monday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the 21c Museum Hotel. The event will begin with music from Ryan Nottingham's Cuban trio. Following the music will be readings from Oliver de la Paz and Martha Greenwald.

    Martha Greenwald is a local author who has taught creative writing at U of L. Her debut poetry collection, Other Prohibited Items, was selected as a winner of the 2010 Mississippi Review Poetry Series competition.

    Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals. She has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar at The Sewanee Writer's Conference and a scholar at Breadloaf. She has also received awards from the North Carolina and Kentucky Arts Councils.

    Oliver de la Paz is the author of three collections of poetry: Names Above Houses, Furious Lullaby, and the forthcoming Requiem for the Orchard. He is also the winner of the Akron Prize for poetry. He co-chairs the advisory board of Kundiman, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of Asian American Poetry and serves on the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Board.

    A recipient of a NYFA Fellowship Award and a GAP Grant from Artist Trust, his work has appeared in numerous literary journals. He teaches at Western Washington University.

    This is the third installment of the 2011 Sarabande Reading Series. This literary event is free and open to the public.

    21c Museum Hotel is located at 700 West Main Street. For information, contact Meg Bowden at Sarabande Books, (502) 458-4028. 

     Photo: courtesy of Sarabande Books




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