Dogfish and New Orleans Poetry Festival are delighted to partner and present a special evening featuring Dan Belle and Lisa Donovan, visiting poets from Trembling Pillow Press and Lavender Ink/Dialogos, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at Dogfish Headquarters (2448 North Villere Street).
Dan Bellm is a writer, editor and translator living in Berkeley, California. He has published four books of poetry, most recently Deep Well. His previous book, Practice (Sixteen Rivers Press), was the winner of a 2009 California Book Award and named one of the Top Ten Poetry Books of 2008 by the Virginia Quarterly Review. He is also co-editor of the anthology from Sixteen Rivers Press, The Place That Inhabits Us: Poems of the San Francisco Bay Watershed (2010). He has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the California Arts Council, and poetry residencies at Yaddo and Dorset Colony House.
Lisa Donovan‘s work has been a finalist for multiple prizes, including Kelsey St. Press’s FIRST! Poetry Prize. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Denver’s Creative Writing Program, a M.F.A. from Brown University’s Literary Arts Program, and briefly studied at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Dr. Donovan currently teaches nonfiction writing to undergraduates at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and to adults at the non-profit Lighthouse Writer’s Workshop in Denver.
After the reading, the group will head to Cafe Istanbul for the Poets with Bands show.