New England Review reading series to feature Vt. poets, fiction writer
MIDDLEBURY — New England Review’s Vermont Reading Series presents poets Jennifer Grotz and Sydney Lea and fiction writer Janice Obuchowski, who will read from their recent work on Monday, March 14, at 7 p.m. at 51 Main at the Bridge in Middlebury.
Jennifer Grotz’s new collection of poetry, “Window Left Open,” was just released from Graywolf Press. Her previous collections are “The Needle” and “Cusp.” Her poetry has appeared in the New Republic, the New Yorker, and Best American Poetry. She teaches at the University of Rochester and in the MFA program at Warren Wilson College, and is the assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.
Sydney Lea is the author of a dozen poetry collections, with “No Doubt the Nameless” just out this spring from Four Way Books. He has also published a novel, a collection of literary criticism and four volumes of personal essays, most recently “What’s the Story? Reflections on a Life Grown Long.” He was founder and longtime editor of the New England Review, and he currently lives in northern Vermont.
Janice Obuchowski has her MFA in fiction from the University of California, Irvine. She’s served on the admissions board for the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference and has been a lecturer at the University of Vermont and Middlebury College. A fiction editor at the New England Review, she has published stories in Gettysburg Review, Passages North, Slice, and Seattle Review. She has also recently completed a novel.
This reading is co-sponsored by the Vermont Book Shop and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Light refreshments will be served. Books, cocktails and other beverages will be available to purchase. The event is free and open to the public.