Tupelo Press partners with us this month for a special reading series featuring Maggie Smith & Mark Parlette-Cariño! Friday, April 21st. 7:00pm at the Bridge PAI (209 Monticello Road). Always free & open to the public. Complimentary refreshments at intermission.
Maggie Smith is the author of three books of poetry: Weep Up (Tupelo Press, September 2017); The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (Tupelo Press, 2015); and Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press, 2005). Smith is also the author of three prizewinning chapbooks. Her poems appear in Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Guernica, Plume, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. In 2016 her poem “Good Bones” went viral internationally and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. PRI (Public Radio International) called it “the official poem of 2016.”
Mark Parlette-Cariño writes both poetry and fiction and has had work published in Harvard Review Online, J Journal, Ruminate Magazine, and PRISM international, among others. He received his MFA in poetry from UVA in 2010 and teaches as an adjunct for PVCC and St. Leo University, while working part time at Folk Hero Films. He is currently putting together his first book of poetry and trying not to forget how to write fiction in the process.