Eduardo C. Corral , Matthea Harvey, and Jennifer Militello converge in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum of The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building to share their poems. The Academy of American Poets Summer Poetry Reading Series is being co-sponsored with New York Public Library on August 13 and September 10, 2013.
Eduardo C. Corral’s first book, Slow Lightning, won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He is also the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and he is a CantoMundo fellow.
Matthea Harvey is the author of three books of poetry, including her latest, Modern Life (Graywolf, 2007), which earned her the 2009 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and was a finalist for the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. Matthea is a contributing editor for jubilat, Meatpaper, and BOMB. She teaches poetry at Sarah Lawrence College.
Jennifer Militello is the author of three collections of poetry, including Body Thesaurus (Tupelo Press, 2013), named by Marilyn Hacker as a finalist for the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and Flinch of Song (2009), winner of the Tupelo Press First Book Award. She has received grants and fellowships from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Militello is the founding director of the creative writing program at River Valley Community College in New Hampshire.
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