This coming Wednesday, May 5, Jared Smith will be the featured poet at the monthly Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic. Always a great reading up in Saratoga at the historic Caffe Lena with a fantastic host, Carol Graser.
The first Wednesday of every month Caffè Lena presents:
Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, May 5
7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poet: Jared Smith
Hosted by Carol Graser
-and the Caffè Lena poetry fest is coming up June 4 & 5!
Jared Smith’s seventh volume of poetry, The Graves Grow Bigger Between Generations, was released by Higganum Hill Books in the spring of 2008 and was nominated for a Tufts Award. He is a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee (2007 and 2008). In addition his book Where Images Become Imbued With Time was nominated for The National Book Award in 2007 His second CD, Controlled By Ghosts, was released by Practical Music Studio in combination with CD Baby in October 07, with music by alternative jazz composer Lem Roby. He has had hundreds of publications in literary journals across the nation over the past 30 years, in addition to several foreign countries. He has published reviews of the works of such major contemporary poets as Ted Kooser, C.K. Williams, and W.S. Merwin. He has also been on National Public Radio and Pacifica. He has given readings, workshops, and classes at colleges, schools, libraries, and coffee houses around the country.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs