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'Earth's Daughters: The Next Generation' features Buffalo's leading younger women writers

Earth's Daughters, the Buffalo-based magazine founded in 1971 that is widely considered the oldest continuously published feminist literary periodical in North America, showcases the work of six of the Buffalo area's leading younger women poets and writers in "Earth's Daughters: The Next Generation," a benefit fundraising reading, reception, and silent auction to support the magazine tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo East, 1412 Main St., (near Utica St.) in Buffalo.  Admission is $10 to $20 (which includes a three issue subscription to the magazine).

The line-up of readers includes:

Marina Blitshteyn--the Russian-born Williamsville native, University at Buffalo graduate, recent Columbia University MFA and author of the poetry collection  "Russian For Lovers" published by Argos Books.

Robin Brox--a poet, book artist and teacher with degrees from UB and the University of Maine-Orono, who works a publicist  for Just Buffalo Literary Center and is author of the poetry collection "Sure Thing" published by BlazeVox Books.

Jennifer Campell--poet, professor of English at Erie Community College-North, and a member of Earth's Daughters collective, she is the author of "Driving Straight Through" published by Foothills Press.

Kim Chinquee--Green Bay, Wisconsin native who is professor of English at Buffalo State College and a leading figure in the genre of  flash fiction, she is the author of the acclaimed volumes "Oh Baby" (Ravenna Press) and "Pretty" (White Pine Press).

Sara Ries--poet, recent Chatham University MFA, and founder/host of Poetry and Dinner Night at the Woodlawn Diner, her debut collection of poems "Come In, We're Open" was the 2010 winner of Stevens Manuscript Competition of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies and published by NFSPS Press.

Janna Willoughby-Lohr--poet, graphic designer, spoken word artist (also known as MC Vendetta), co-organizer of the Buffalo Infringement Festival and a second generation member of Earth’s Daughters publishing collective, she is also a vocalist for the funk/hip-hop band The Bloodthirsty Vegans.

In addition to the readings, the event will also feature and a short narrative/dance performance by Sophia Roberts followed by music by The Blood Thirsty Vegans.

--R.D. Pohl

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