Bookmarks: Micah Towery

  Poet Micah Towery studied at Binghamton University and Hunter College before becoming an instructor himself at Indiana University in South Bend. He share selections from his new book Whale of Desire and other recent works at Library Express at The Mall at Steamtown with special guests including Joe Weil, a former teacher, on Saturday, March 8 at 3:30...

Bookmarks: Writers Showcase

Author Le Hinton is the special guest at the next Writers Showcase on Saturday, March 1.   Bookmarks Writers Showcase   The next installment of the Writers Showcase at The Vintage will be held on March 1 at 7 p.m. at The Vintage, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. The reading series, hosted by Brian Fanelli and Jason Lucarelli, will feature readings by local...

Bookmarks: Lori May

Bookmarks   Author Lori May’s new collection of poetry, Square Feet (Accents Publishing, 2014), deals with the complexities of love, loss, and home-making. The author uses a speaker and a fictional narrative to tell the story of two people making their way. The author is quick to note that the work is not autobiographical, saying, “I’m one of those...

Bookmarks: Jan. 30 2014

Above: poem by Clementine Von Radics, a Seattle-based slam poet expected to visit The 570 in March.   Book columnist Andrea McGuigan talks with Katie Wisnosky in advance of the Breaking Ground Poets poetry slam on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 2 to 5 p.m. at TwentyFiveEight Studios off North Washington Avenue in Scranton.   Please tell us all about the group...

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Bookmarks by Andrea McGuigan   New York writer Ross Klavan may be best known as the screenwriter of the 2000 film Tigerland, starring a young Irish upstart named Colin Farell. The work garnered an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and Klavan has been working hard (before and since) in film, television, radio, print and performance. His latest novel,...

Bookmarks: Gifts for Geeks

Bookmarks Book columnist Andrea McGuigan gives her top picks of holiday “Gifts for Geeks.”   The Wes Anderson Collection By Matt Zoller Seitz Harry N. Abrams, 336 pgs, hardcover For the film-buff or art collector in your life, this purview of Anderson’s work will astound even the most ardent fans. The author set up the collection to look like a...

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BOOKMARKS by Andrea McGuigan\   Writer and actor Eleanor Gwyn-Jones left her beloved England behind to make Scranton her home. In Gwyn-Jones’s new novel, Theatricks, (Omnific Publishing) a young woman named Enna abandons England, and her life in theater, to come to Pennsylvania with a handsome man named Cole. Hmm. Sounds a bit autobiographical, perhaps....

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Bookmarks by Andrea McGuigan   When I encounter a person who says that they don’t like poetry, I always ask “Why?” because I genuinely want to understand. A common response is, “Because I don’t understand it.” What I try to do with my poetic thrust, and what I would most like to impart onto the non-poetic world, is that there is a type of...

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Jennifer Diskin reads poetry at the Schimelfenig Pavilion at Nay Aug Park in July 2007. Photo by Alicia Grega. Bookmarks   When the world lost Jennifer Diskin in 2011, it lost more than a talented poet. We lost an advocate, a friend and an incredibly necessary voice. Jennifer, at 38 years old, was part of the foundation upon which poetry was built, because...

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Andrea McGuigan speaks with poet and instructor Brian Fanelli about the release of his new poetry collection All that Remains available via online retailers, locally at Barnes & Noble and from the publisher at www.unboundcontent.com. How long have you been working on the material of this book? I started working on the poems in this collection back in 2009...