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Group Reading with John & Jeffrey Morgan and Carla Conforto, The Moving Out, The Last Note Becomes Its Listener, and Popular Piety - Poetry!

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Tue, 08/20/2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

*Join us for this FREE Lit Live! event -- meet the author and get your book signed!*

Join us in the readings gallery as this family of poets share their latest work. Alaska poet, John Morgan, his son, Jeffrey, and Jeffrey’s wife, Carla Conforto of Bellingham will be reading together.

John Morgan has published eight books of poetry as well as a collection of essays. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Kenyon Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry Northwest, and many other journals. In addition, his work has been included in more than two dozen anthologies. Morgan has won the Discovery Award of the New York Poetry Center (92nd Street Y) and first prize in the Carolina Quarterly Poetry Contest. In 2009, he served as the first writer-in-residence at Denali National Park. Annie Dillard has written that his poems “are strong and full of carefully controlled feeling. They are tender and precise evocations of the moral and sensory life of man.”

Jeffrey Morgan is the author of two poetry collections. In 2017 he was a National Poetry Series finalist. His poems appear in Copper Nickel, The Kenyon Review Online, Poetry Northwest, Rattle, and West Branch, among others. His second poetry collection, The Last Note Becomes Its Listener, won the Minds on Fire poetry contest and was published earlier this year by Conduit Press. 

Carla Conforto earned her MFA from Penn State University. Her work has been published in Court Green, Fourth Genre, The Columbia Poetry Review and other places. Her chapbook, Popular Piety, has just been published by Dancing Girl Press. 

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The Moving Out: Collected Early Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781912561421
Published: Salmon Poetry - May 5th, 2019

The Last Note Becomes Its Listener Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781733602013
Published: Conduit Books & Ephemera - March 21st, 2019