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Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub featuring Panio Gianopoulos, Henry Israeli, Eugenia Leigh & Megan Staffel
October 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Panio Gianopoulos is the author of the story collection, How to Get into Our House and Where We Keep the Money and the novella, A Familiar Beast. His fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in Tin House, Northwest Review, Salon, Chicago Quarterly Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Big Fiction, and elsewhere. A recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for nonfiction literature, he has been included in the anthologies The Bastard on the Couch, Cooking and Stealing: The Tin House Non-Fiction Reader, and The Encyclopedia of Exes. He lives in New York, where he is the Editorial Director of Heleo.
Henry Israeli’s books include New Messiahs, Praying to the Black and god’s breath hovering over the waters; and, in translation, Fresco: the Selected Poetry of Luljeta Lleshanaku: Child of Nature, and Haywire: New and Selected Poems. He has been awarded fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Canada Council on the Arts, and elsewhere. His poetry and translations have appeared in numerous journals including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Harvard Review, The Iowa Review, and Tin House, as well as several anthologies. Henry Israeli is also the founder and editor of Saturnalia Books.
Eugenia Leigh is a Korean American poet and the author of Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows, winner of the 2015 Debut-litzer Prize in Poetry and finalist for both the National Poetry Series and the Yale Series of Younger Poets. The recipient of fellowships and awards from Poets & Writers Magazine, Kundiman, The Frost Place, Rattle, and the Asian American Literary Review, Eugenia’s poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Rumpus, North American Review, and the Best New Poets 2010 anthology. She received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and serves as the Poetry Editor of Hyphen.
Megan Staffel is an American fiction writer and essayist. She is the author of two novels, The Notebook of Lost Things and She Wanted Something Else, and three story collections, A Length of Wire and Other Stories, Lessons In Another Language and The Exit Coach. Her story collection, Lessons in Another Language, was awarded the 2011 IPPY AWARD for Bronze Medal Winner in the Short Story and the 2011 Foreword Review’s Book of the Year Award for Silver Medal Winner in the Short Story. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including Ploughshares and New England Review. Her essays on the craft of fiction appear in A Kite in the Wind, edited by Andrea Barrett and Peter Turchi, and Letters to a F iction Writer, edited by Frederick Busch. She teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Sean Lynch, host – An open mic will follow the featured readers. The event is free and 21+.