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Saturday, May 2 • 9:30am - 10:30am
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Four Way Books seeks to please and expand poetry’s audience and to nurture the gifts of adult writers, spanning a wide range of geographic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.

Poets Andrea Cohen, Cynthia Cruz, Rachel Eliza Griffiths and Gregory Pardlo present excerpts from their published and unpublished works.

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Andrea Cohen

Andrea Cohen's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. Her books include Furs Not Mine (Four Way Books 2015), Kentucky Derby, Long Division, and The Cartographer's Vacation. She directs the Blacksmith House Poetry Series in Cambridge, MA and the Writers House at Merrimack College.
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Cynthia Cruz

Cynthia Cruz's first collection of poems, Ruin, was published by Alice James Books and her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in 2012.Wunderkammer, her third collection, was published by Four Way Books in 2014. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Her poems have been published in The American Poetry Review, Boston Review... Read More →
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Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and photographer. She received the MA in English Literature from the University of Delaware and the MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the recipient of fellowships including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, New York State Summer Writers Institute, Soul Mountain, The Millay Residency, and others. In 2011, Griffiths appeared in the first... Read More →
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Gregory Pardlo

Teaching Fellow, Columbia University
Gregory Pardlo's ​collection​ Digest won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Digest​ was al​so shortlisted for the​ 2015 NAACP Image Award and was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. His other honors​ include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; his first collection Totem received the APR/Honickman Prize in 2007. Pardlo's poems appear in​ The... Read More →

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet and photographer. She received the MA in English Literature from the University of Delaware and the MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She is the recipient of fellowships including Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, Cave Canem Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, New York State Summer Writers Institute, Soul Mountain, The Millay Residency, and others. In 2011, Griffiths appeared in the first... Read More →


Saturday May 2, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Universalist Church

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