Wednesday, May 21, 2008

VCCA Fellows to Read in Lynchburg May 30


If you're in town May 30th, please join us for a poetry reading featuring west coast poets Ellen Bass, Dorianne Laux and Joe Millar, who are currently in residence. They will read from their work at Givens Books in Lynchburg, Friday, May 30, 7 p.m. during an evening of “Making Friends for Poetry.” The reading is free and open to the public and is followed by an opportunity to meet the poets and enjoy refreshments.

At once separate and part of the larger community, the VCCA looks for ways to connect the community to the important works of literature, music and art that are created here, and which nourish us all. The reading is a natural collaboration between one of the nation’s premier artist communities and Lynchburg’s premiere independent bookstore. Hope to see you there!

Photo: Dorianne Laux

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Dan Albergotti Wins Pushcart Prize


Dan Albergotti's poem "What They're Doing," which appeared in the summer 2007 issue of the Cincinnati Review, has been selected for a 2008 Pushcart Prize and will be reprinted in Pushcart Prize XXXIII. And as if that weren't news enough, his poem "Turning Back" is today's featured poem on the website Verse Daily. Dan currently serves as poetry editor of storySouth and teaches at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. Last year Edward Hirsch selected his manuscript, The Boatloads, as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize from BOA Editions. He is the recipient of three VCCA Fellowships.