Chestertown, MD, January 28, 2003 — The O'Neill Literary House at Washington College presents “Poet and Publisher,” a poetry reading and a discussion of small press publishing featuring poet Melanie Braverman and publisher Susan Kan, Thursday, February 27 at 4 p.m. in the O'Neill Literary House. This free event is open to the public and is a must for aspiring writers and poets and for those interested in the world of small press publishing.
Braverman is the author of the poetry collection Red (Perugia Press 2002) and the novel East Justice (Permanent Press 1996). She is the recipient of grants in poetry and fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and has published in numerous journals, including American Poetry Review, American Voice and Southern Poetry Review. She has taught in the Spoleto Artists Symposia in Italy and the Fine Arts Work Center workshop programs. She lives in Provincetown, MA, and is currently serving as a visiting writer at Dartmouth College.
Kan is the founding editor and director of Perugia Press, a small poetry press based in Florence, MA. Founded in 1997, the press publishes books by women writers who are at the beginnings of their careers. Kan holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from the Warren Wilson College Program for Writers. Braverman will read from Red and will discuss small press publishing from the poet's perspective. Kan will address the challenges faced by small press publishers.