So and So #11
Saturday, March 17th (that's right...ST. PATRICK'S DAY!), 8pm. The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St., Inman Sq. Free.
Oni Buchanan is the author of What Animal, published in October 2003 as the winner of the University of Georgia Press Contemporary Poetry Series competition. Her poems currently appear or are forthcoming in Conduit, Seneca Review, dragonfire, Forklift: Ohio, and elsewhere, including the anthologies The Best American Poetry 2004 and Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century. She holds a B.A. in English and music from the University of Virginia, an M.F.A. in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and a Master’s degree in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. As a concert pianist, she has released three solo piano CD’s, and actively performs across the U.S. She is on the piano faculty at the New School of Music in Cambridge, maintains a private teaching studio, and serves as an online poetry mentor for the Anna Akhmatova Foundation.
Benjamin Paloff is a poetry editor for Boston Review and is finishing a Ph.D. at Harvard, where he teaches in the Department of History and Literature. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, The New Republic, The Paris Review, A Public Space, and elsewhere. He has an MFA from the University of Michigan, where he taught creative writing workshops and received two Hopwood Awards, and recently held a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship in Russia and Poland. He has also translated several works from Eastern and Central European literatures, most recently Dorota Masłowska’s Snow White and Russian Red (Grove Press, 2005) and Marek Bieńczyk’s Tworki (Northwestern University Press, 2007). Starting this fall, he will be Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and a postdoctoral fellow of the Michigan Society of Fellows.
Jon Woodward currently lives in Brighton and works at the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology. His second book, Rain, was published by Wave Books in 2006.