Sept. 15- Doug Lang, Terence Winch, Betsy Andrews

Doug Lang – born & raised in Wales-  has been in D.C. since 1973.

Autodidact

Doug teaches writing at the Corcoran – He ran the Folio reading series from 1976 – 1978.

His influence is constantly expanding-

voracious, prolific, generative, unrelenting, forgiving, forgoing, utterly contagious & BRILLIANT

some of his works-

Magic Fire Chevrolet (Titanic Books 1980)

Hot Shot (Jawbone press)

Lumbering and Tingling: Sonnets (1989)

Horror Vacui (1991)

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A Selected Poems is forthcoming from EDGE BOOKS- 2008

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 Terence Winch’s latest book is a collection of poems called Boy Drinkers (Hanging Loose, 2007). His previous books include Irish Musicians/American Friends (Coffee House, 1985), which won an American Book Award, The Great Indoors (Story Line, 1995), winner of the Columbia Book Award, The Drift of Things (The Figures, 2001), and a short-story collection called Contenders (Story Line, 1989). His last book, That Special Place: New World Irish Stories (Hanging Loose, 2004), draws on his experiences as a founding member of the highly regarded Irish band Celtic Thunder. His work is included in the Oxford Book of American Poetry, three Best American Poetry collections, and Poetry 180, and in such journals as The Paris Review, New American Writing, The American Poetry Review, The New Republic, Smartish Pace, and Verse. Winch―whose work has been featured on the Poetry Daily website, “The Writers Almanac,” and NPR’s “All Things Considered”received an NEA Fellowship in poetry and a Fund for Poetry grant, among other awards. The Bronx-born son of Irish immigrants, he composed the popular song “When New York Was Irish” and recorded three albums with Celtic Thunder. Just released is a new CD anthology of his Irish compositions called When New York Was Irish: Songs & Tunes by Terence Winch. (See http://www.terencewinch.com)

Betsy Andrews is the author of “New Jersey,” the winner of the 2007 Brittingham Prize (University of Wisconsin Press). She is also author of the chapbooks, “She-Devil” (Sardines Press, 2004) and “In Trouble” (Boog, 2005), and the artist’s book, “Supercollider,” a collaboration with artist Peter Fox. Her work has appeared most recently in Twenty-Six, Five Fingers Review, PRACTICE, O Poss, and Torch. She is the recipient of a 2007 NY Foundation for the Arts fellowship in poetry.

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