MPS: Linda Lerner & Lamont Steptoe

Tuesday August 23, 7pm – Poetry
The Moonstone Poetry Series Presents
Linda Lerner & Lamont Steptoe

[Linda Lerner is] the author of fourteen poetry collections, the most recent, Takes Guts and Years Sometimes, Something Is Burning in BrooklynLiving in Dangerous Times, City Woman, Because You Can t I Will. March Street Press published The Bowery and Other Poems which was a Small Press Review pick of the month. I have been twice nominated for a pushcart prize. In 1995 Andrew Gettler and I began Poets on the line, (http://www.echonyc.com/~poets) the first poetry anthology on the Net for which I received two grants for the Nam Vet Poets issue. The anthology will be kept permanently on line though we stopped publishing it in 2000. I have given numerous readings in the tri state New York City area as well as around the country. Last April I read at the Popular Culture Society in Boston. My poems have / will recently appeared in Tribes, Onthebus, The Paterson Literary Review, The New York Quarterly, Home Planet News, Van Gogh s Ear,  Danse Macabre, Chronogram et.al. Linda Learner llerner@mindspring.com

Lamont B. Steptoe is an African American with Cherokee ancestry, born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  A graduate of Temple University, he is the author of twelve collections of poetry and the editor of two collections by South African poet,  Dennis Brutus.  Steptoe is the founder/publisher of Whirlwind Press,  a Vietnam veteran, father and photographer.  He is the recipient of an American Book Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and an inductee of the International  Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent by the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University. His work appears in the Longman/Penguin anthology of African American Literature edited by Keith Gilyard and the Oxford University Press Anthology of African American Literature edited by  Arnold Rampersad.  His most recent books are A Long Movie of Shadows, Crowns and Halos and Oracular Rumblings and Stiltwalking.

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