Join us for an evening of poetry with one of the longest running programs of the Free Library of Philadelphia- Monday Poets! This series began 26 years ago by two librarians Michele Gendron and Michele Beluomini. They started a long tradition of creating an opportunity for published poets to share their works with the library community. Please join us in honor of National Poetry Month for the second Monday Poets of 2021. The event is free but you must register at http://mondaypoets.evenbrite.com
Hayden Saunier is the author of four books of poetry and one chapbook; her newest book, A Cartography of Home, was published in February. Her work has been awarded the Pablo Neruda Prize, Rattle Poetry Prize, Gell Poetry Award, Keystone Prize, has been published a variety of journals including VQR, Beloit Poetry Review, Thrush, 32 Poems and Tar River Poetry, online at Poetry Daily and read numerous times by Garrison Keillor for The Writer’s Almanac. She is an actor and is the founder and director of No River Twice (poetry + improvisation) an interactive, audience driven poetry reading/performance.
Alfred Encarnacion has taught writing at Temple University and published poetry, short stories, essays, and literary reviews in journals such as Crab Orchard Review, Florida Review, Indiana Review, North American Review, Paterson Literary Review, The Schuylkill Valley Journal, and The Virtual Artists Collective (online review). He has won a Wilson Foundation Scholarship Award, a Poets House Scholarship in NYC, and his poems have been nominated for five Pushcart Prizes. His debut book of poetry, The Outskirts of Karma, appeared in 2012, Ambassadors of the Silenced, his second collection, was published in 2016, and a third collection Precincts of the Passion Dragon is a work in progress. His chapbook Library Suite was a Moonstone Press Finalist and was published in 2019. Alfred is currently the director of the Stratford Public Library in South Jersey.