November 14, 2012 - 3:54 PM
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).
line-up of readers includes:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
addition to the readings, the event will also feature and a short
narrative/dance performance by Sophia Roberts followed by music by The Blood