Brooks Haxton, Friday, April 1, 7:00 p.m, Downtown Writer's Center

WHEN: Friday, April 1, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Downtown Writer's Center
Downtown YMCA
340 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Brooks Haxton, born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1950, has published seven volumes of poetry and three books of translations from the French and ancient Greek. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, and others. For the last ten years he has taught in the creative writing program at Syracuse University. His most recent book is Uproar: Antiphonies to Psalms. Free and open to the public.

Brigit Pegeen Kelly--postponed

Due to a family emergency, Brigit Pegeen Kelly's reading has been postponed. A new date and time is projected for May and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Friday, March 25th, 7:15 p.m., Mulroy Civic Center

WHEN: Friday, March 25th, at 7:15 p.m
WHERE: BeVard Studio at the Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter

The Downtown Writer’s Center presents poet Brigit Pegeen Kelly, one of five finalists for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, at the BeVard Studio at the Mulroy Civic Center at Oncenter on Friday, March 25th, at 7:15 p.m. The reading is free and open to the public. For details, e-mail, or call 474-6851 x314.

Alice Fulton, Wednesday, March 23rd, 5:30 p.m., SU

WHEN: 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: in Gifford Auditorium (HBC Bldg.) Syracuse University. Reading preceded by a question and answer session from 3:45-4:30 p.m.

Alice Fulton's most recent book of poems is Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems (W.W. Norton & Co., 2004). Her book Felt (2001) was awarded the 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress. Felt also was selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Books of 2001 and as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her other books include Sensual Math (1995); Powers Of Congress (1990, Sarabande Books reissue 2001); Palladium (University of Illinois, 1982), winner of the 1985 National Poetry Series and the 1987 Society of Midland Authors Award; and Dance Script With Electric Ballerina (1982, University of Illinois reissue 1996), winner of The 1982 Associated Writing Programs Award. A collection of prose, Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry, was published by Graywolf Press in 1999. Her work has been included in five editions of The Best American Poetry series and in the The Best of the Best American Poetry, 1988-1997.

Her work has been adapted several times for musical and theatrical productions. Anthony Cornicello's ...turns and turns into the night, a setting of four poems from Sensual Math, premiered at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, February 2001. The 2003 World Premiere of Enid Sutherland's complete setting of "Give: A Sequence Reimagining Daphne & Apollo" took place at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater in Ann Arbor, Michigan. William Bolcom's setting of "How To Swing Those Obbligatos Around" was first performed  by Marilyn Horne at Carnegie Hall's Centennial Celebration. Turbulence: A Romance, a song cycle with music by William Bolcom and words by Alice Fulton, debuted at the Walker Art Center in 1997.

She has received fellowships from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Michigan Society of Fellows, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. She is currently the Ann S. Bowers Professor of English at Cornell University.

photo © Dorothy Alexander

Writer's Roundtable, March 17th, Thursday night at 7 p.m.

WHEN: Every Thursday night at 7 p.m
WHERE: Barnes and Noble 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt.
Free. 449-2948.

Monday Night Poetry, March 14th 9 p.m. Coffee Pavilion

WHEN: Every at Mon. 9 p.m. Sign-ups begin at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Coffee Pavilion, 133 East Water St.
Free. Hosted by Jane Cassady, 422-7803.

Ellen Bass, Friday, March 11, 7:00 p.m. Downtown Writer's Center

WHEN: Friday, March 11, 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Downtown Writer's Center

Ellen Bass's most recent book, Mules of Love (BOA Editions, Ltd), won the Lamda Literary Award for Poetry. Among her other awards are the New Letters Prize, the Larry Levis Prize from Missouri Review, the Pablo Neruda Prize from Nimrod, and a Pushcart Prize. She teaches creative writing in Santa Cruz, CA.

Ellen Bass will be teaching a poetry workshop on Saturday, March 12th, through the Women's Information Center. To register, contact Heidi Kuhl at