RM220 and The Waves Reading Series are proud to present Donna Masini and Megan McHugh for an evening of reading and spirits at Antenna Gallery, 3718 Saint Claude Ave, October 5th, 7-9pm.
Donna Masini was born in Brooklyn and has always lived in NYC. Her latest collection of poems, [4:30] Movie, an elegy for her sister, explores personal loss, global violence, the ways in which movies shape our imaginations. Her first collection of poems, That Kind of Danger (Beacon Press, 1994) was selected by Mona Van Duyn for the Barnard Women Poets Prize. Turning to Fiction, her second collection of poetry, was published by W.W. Norton & Co. in 2004 and she is also the author of the novel About Yvonne (W.W. Norton & Co., 1997). Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies including Best American Poetry, Poetry, Ploughshares, APR, Open City, TriQuarterly, Paris Review, Brooklyn Poets, Renga for Obama, et al. She is a Professor of English at Hunter College, where she teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program.
Of her poems Adrienne Rich has said: “Donna Masini’s poems are on the wavelength of Whitman and Rukeyser but are inimitable her own: urban, sexual, working-class, passionate, marked by great moral intelligence and generosity. She is one of the marvelous new poets this country is generating in a terrible time.”
Megan McHugh is a poet, essayist and flower farmer living in New Orleans. Her work has been featured in Gulf Coast, Adrienne and other journals. She is a proud Lambda Literary Fellow and UNO MFA grad.