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Join local poets Mary Makofske, Donna Reis, and Donna Spector as they come together to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Donna Reis is the author of two full length poetry collections: Torohill (Deerbrook Editions, 2022) and No Passing Zone (Deerbrook Editions, 2012), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  She is co-editor and contributor to the anthology, Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (The University of Akron Press, 2005).  She has written three poetry chapbooks. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Atlanta Review, Cimarron Review and Delmarva Review. 


Donna Spector’s poetry books are Two Worlds, In the Land of Gods, The Woman Who Married Herself, and Lessons. She is a playwright as well as a fiction writer and poet. A program of her poems aired on Australian national radio, and her poems, plays, stories and monologues have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies. Her plays have been Produced Off Broadway, regionally, and in Canada, Ireland, and Greece.


Mary Makofske’s latest books are The Gambler’s Daughter (chapbook, The Orchard Street Press, 2022); World Enough, and Time (Kelsay, 2017); and Traction (Ashland Poetry, 2011), winner of the Richard Snyder Prize. Her collection No Angels is forthcoming from Kelsay Press this year. Previous books are Eating Nasturtiums and The Disappearance of Gargoyles. Her poems have appeared in 60 journals and 20 anthologies. She received the Atlanta Review Prize and the New Millennium Writings Prize.

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