Moonstone Poetry @ Fergie’s Pub,
1214 Sansom Street
Wed. November 13, 2013, 7pm
Don Riggs is a poet as well as a professor at Drexel University (English and Philosophy) in Philadelphia. He responds to both “Ma” and “Herr Doktor”; in other words, he holds a doctorate in comparative literature from UNC—Chapel Hill and a masters in the art of creative writing from Temple University. “I have recently written a series of entries for an Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters; my entries are on Tolkien’s Monsters, Fauns and Satyrs, the Sphinx, and Gargantua and Pantagruel. Much of my scholarly work deals with the Fantastic in the arts, both science fiction and fantasy, in literature and in film. I have recently published poems online in Orizon Literar (Bucharest) and write a regular column on poetry for the online journal Press 1”
Valerie Fox’s books of poetry include “The Rorschach Factory”) and “The Glass Book”. Originally from central Pennsylvania, she has travelled and lived throughout the world, and has taught writing and literature at numerous universities including Sophia University (in Tokyo)and currently at Drexel University (in Philadelphia). She has published work in many journals, including Hanging Loose, Arsenic Lobster, Cordite Review, Ping Pong, West Branch, 5_Trope, Feminist Studies, and qarrtsiluni. Her most recent book is “Poems for the Writing: Prompts for Poets,” a collaborative work with Lynn Levin.
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