Rose Solari to Debut New Poetry at LitBalm Reading
At September 4th's LitBalm reading series, Rose Solari will debut new poetry. She is joined by Linda Pastan and Jean Nordhaus.
As part of the Lit Balm Reading Series, Rose Solari will debut several new poems concerning music, from Coltrane to Jackson Browne to Shirley Horne. The Reading will take place virtually on September 4th at 5pm and is free to all. Find out more HERE.
Solari is no stranger to writing poetry about music. Her most recent full-length collection, The Last Girl, includes a poem after Charles Mingus, "Myself when I was There." You can read this poem at the Redux Lit Journal HERE.
Lit Balm is a biweekly interactive livestream reading series which includes readings, Q&As, open mics, and more. For this reading, Solari will be joined by poetry heavyweights Linda Pastan, Jean Nordhaus, and Karren Alenier. Interesting factoid: Alenier’s 2002 collection Looking for Divine Transportation was published by none other than Grace Cavalieri’s The Bunny and the Crocodile Press who also Published Solari’s sophomore collection Orpheus in the Park. Alenier won the coveted Towson University Prize for Literature for that collection.
More about the reading HERE.
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