On Sunday May 4th, poets Nicole Callihan, Lorraine Doran, and James Tolan will be at Nightbird reading from their latest collections.
Nicole Callihan writes poems, stories and essays. Her books include the 2012 nonfiction Henry River Mill Village, a documentation of the rise and fall of a tiny mill village turned ghost town in North Carolina, which she co-wrote with Ruby Young Keller, as well as, SuperLoop, a collection of poems published by Sock Monkey Press in early 2014.
Lorraine Doran’s debut collection of poems, Phrasebook for the Pleiades, won the 2012 Cider Press Review book award. Eamon Grennan calls the book “a world of wideawake awareness and visionary edges, with its own kind of understated rapture.” Her recent poems and essays can be found in Gulf Coast, FIELD, Barn Owl Review, and American Poetry Journal. She is a Senior Lecturer at New York University.
James Tolan is the author of Mass of the Forgotten (Autumn House Press) and the chapbook Red Walls (Dos Madres Press). Co-editor with Holly Messitt of New America: Contemporary Literature for a Changing Society, his poems appear in such journals as American Literary Review, Atlanta Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Connecticut Review, Indiana Review, Linebreak, and Ploughshares as well as a number of anthologies, including The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry. Originally from Chicago, he earned a Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and worked for years as a poet in the New York City public schools with Teachers and Writers Collaborative. He is an associate professor at the City University of New York/BMCC.