Archive | September, 2018

Readers for October 7 Syllable Series

6 Sep

Sunday, August 5th

Little River Restoratives

7:00 pm



Benjamin S. Grossberg works as Director of Creative Writing at the University of Hartford.  His most recent collections are *Space Traveler* (University of Tampa, 2014) and *Sweet Core Orchard* (University of Tampa, 2009), winner of the Tampa Review Prize and a Lambda Literary Award. A chapbook, *An Elegy,* was published by Jacar Press (2016). His poems have appeared widely, including in the *Pushcart Prize* and *Best American Poetry* anthologies and recently in *Boulevard,* *Ploughshares,* *Southern Review,* and *New England Review.*  A new full-length collection, *My Husband Would,* is forthcoming next year

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Frederick-Douglass Knowles II is a poet, educator and activist involved in community education and the performing arts. His works have been featured in Poems on the Road to Peace: A Collective Tribute to Dr. King Volume 2. Peabody Museum of Natural History by Yale University Press, The East Haddam Stage Company of Connecticut, The 13th Annual Acacia Group Conference at California State University, Folio –a Southern Connecticut State University literary magazine, Lefoko –a Botswana, Southern Africa Hip-Hop magazine, Connecticut River Review and Fingernails Across the Chalkboard: Poetry and Prose on HIV/AIDS from the Black Diasporaby Third World Press. Frederick-Douglass is currently an Associate Professor of English at Three Rivers Community College.  His collection of poetry, BlackRoseCity  was featured at the 2018 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is available on



Masquerading as a functional human being Ony. should not be considered a writer. He is a reluctant creator, deploying his limited vocabulary to give voice to the last, the lost, the least, the left out, and looked over. He hopes to one day play the lead role in the Broadway production of Waterworld alongside Angela Basset.