IAWA Boston & NY Present: Matt Cariello & Gail DiMaggio & Open Mic

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Sunday January 30, 2022. 6 pm edt. Celebrate IAWA's 31st year of nonstop, monthly literary readings bringing audiences together with authors they need to know ... Admission free. Register www.iawa.net. Doors close 6:15pm We start with an Open Mic, followed by features and a Q&A with the authors: Matt Cariello and Gail DiMaggio.

Matt Cariello’s latest poetry collection, Talk, won the Lauria/Frasca Prize, and was published in the spring of 2019 by Bordighera Press; while his first collection, A Boat That Can Carry Two/Una barca per due, won the 2010 Bordighera Poetry Prize and was published in a bilingual edition in 2011.

His short stories, poems and reviews have appeared in the following journals, among others: Voices in Italian Americana (VIA), Ovunque Siamo, Poet Lore, Artful Dodge, The Evening Street Review, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Long Story, The Indiana Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, and The Journal. Cariello is a senior lecturer in the English department at The Ohio State University in Columbus.

Gail DiMaggio’s first book, Woman Prime, was selected by Jericho Brown for the 2018 Permafrost Poetry Prize and published by Alaska University Press. Her work has appeared recently in Valparaiso Poetry Journal, Whiskey Island, and Raw Arts Review where her poem “We Look into Fire” was a runner up for the Mirabai Prize. Her cycle of five “metta” poems won the Passager Poetry Competition for 2021. Her second book, Ironworks, will be published by Variant Literature in 2022. She resides in Concord, NH.

SOURCE: Italian American Writers Association

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