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  • Sunday, August 09, 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Digital Village


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Please join IWWG members and supporters for our All Voices Open Mic! You may choose  to do a 3- minute reading or listen in. 

Our IWWG Bi-Monthly Open Mic is thrilled to feature poets from Cynthia Manick’s IWWG Poetry Critique Group on Sunday, August 9, 7 p.m., ET, LIVE ON ZOOM and free to all. Along with Cynthia, Pavlina Gatikova and Dana Krugle will read poems developed in their time writing with Cynthia in Poetry Mavens.

Cynthia Manick is the author of Blue Hallelujahs (Black Lawrence Press) and editor of Soul Sister Revue: A Poetry Compilation (Jamii Publishing, 2019). She has received fellowships from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, MacDowell Colony, and Château de la Napoule among others. Winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry, Manick was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2019 Furious Flower Poetry Prize. She is Founder of the reading series Soul Sister Revue; and her poem "Things I Carry Into the World" was made into a film by Motionpoems, a organization dedicated to video poetry, and has debuted on Tidal for National Poetry Month. A performer at literary festivals, libraries, universities, and most recently the Brooklyn Museum, Manick’s work has appeared in the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day Series, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere. She currently serves on the Editorial Board of Alice James Books

Pavlina Gatikova

Pavlina Gatikova was born in the Czech Republic, yet she has been living in the United States for twenty years. She has taught ESL at the Attleboro Public Schools since 2007 and has been facilitating a monthly Attleboro Public Library Women's Journaling group for about 18 months. She's currently working on her first chapbook of poetry about her Czech roots. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such Rat's Ass Review and The Ekphrastic Review, and in an anthology, De-Colonizing Poetry: Hyphenated Americans.

Dana Krugle

Dana Krugle is a poet and guest editor at S for Sentence. Her work has been featured in the following stage, print, and digital publications: Emotive Fruition, Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, The Bangalore Review, and 'What Rough Beast' poem-a-day series by Indolent Books. She is an MFA candidate at Randolph College.

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