Event Announcement: Crossing the Atlantic, April 15, 2012 at 4PM

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Crossing the Atlantic

Poets British and American

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Please join the Sunday Best Reading Series on Sunday, April 15, for an afternoon of poetry by literary artists from both sides of the pond. Britain-based poets Anne-Marie Fyfe and Cheryl Moskowitz will join Washington Heights’ own Chris Hansen-Nelson in offering Sunday Best audience members with a program of verse both eclectic and entertaining. As usual, the reading will take place in The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens at 4PM. A suggested donation of $7 covers the performance as well as drinks and snacks at the reception after the event where audience members will have a chance to meet and mingle with the poets.

Read on for more information about the writers who will be appearing at Sunday Best on April 15.

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Poet Anne-Marie Fyfe

Anne-Marie Fyfe (born in Cushendall, County Antrim) has written four collections of poetry including, most recently, Understudies: New and Selected Poems (Seren Books, 2010). She has won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Prize, has run Coffee-House Poetry’s readings and workshops at London’s Troubadour since 1997, organizes the annual Hewitt Spring Festival in the Glens of Antrim, and was chair of the Poetry Society from 2007 to 2010.

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Chris Hansen-Nelson received his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College where he had the good fortune to study with Dennis Nurkse, Tom Lux, Stephen Dobyns and others. More recently, he has worked with Rachel Simon and Jean Valentine. He is currently working with Heather McHugh. His work has appeared in, among other journals: The Literary Gazette and The Gallatin Review. He is a longtime resident of Washington Heights.

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Poet Cheryl Moskowitz

Cheryl Moskowitz was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to the UK at the age of eleven. She studied psychology at Sussex University and has worked as an actor, performance poet, therapist, and writer. She has won the Bridport Prize Poetry Competition (2010), the Troubadour International Poetry Prize (2010), and the International Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine (2011). She is the author of a newly published poetry collection, The Girl Is Smiling; the novel Wyoming Trail (1998); and a collection of poetry for children, Can It Be About Me (2012).

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