From South Orange Arts Advisory Council and Watershed Literary Events:

The South Orange Arts Advisory Council and Watershed Literary Events present a reading with award-winning poets Brenda Shaughnessy and Craig Teicher on May 17, 7 to 9 pm, at The Skate House in South Orange, NJ (near corner of Mead St. and Meadowbrook Lane).

Shaughnessy is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Octopus Museum, just released by Knopf. Her 2012 collection Our Andromeda was a New York Times’ 100 Notable Book, and a finalist for the Griffin International Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Prize. She’s the recipient of a 2018 Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a 2013 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Her poems have appeared widely in national magazines and anthologies. Shaughnessy is currently writing an opera libretto for the composer Paola Prestini, commissioned by The Atlanta Opera. She is Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark.

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