The Word Works, Poet Lore, and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse, featuring poets Barbara Goldberg and J.C. Todd. The chatroom opens at 7pm and features Classical guitar, played by Michael C. Davis and set to a photo slideshow. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link. To do so go to Café Muse »
Barbara Goldberg has authored six prize-winning books of poetry including The Royal Baker’s Daughter, winner of the Felix Pollak Poetry Prize. Her most recent book is Breaking & Entering: New and Selected Poems (The Word Works 2022). Transformation: The Poetry of Translation, was the recipient of the Valentin Krustev Translation Award. She and renowned Israeli poet Moshe Dor edited numerous anthologies of contemporary Israeli poetry including After the First Rain: Israeli Poems on War and Peace. Goldberg received two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as the Armand G. Erpf award from Columbia University’s Translation Center. Her work appears in Best American Poetry, Paris Review, Poetry, The Gettysburg Review and elsewhere. She is Series Editor for the International Editions at The Word Works.
J. C. Todd’s recent books are Beyond Repair (2021), a special selection for the Able Muse Press Book Award, The Damages of Morning (Moonstone Press, 2018), a finalist for the 2019 Eric Hoffer Award. She is winner of the 2016 Rita Dove Poetry Prize, twice a finalist for Poetry Society of America annual awards, and a few days ago received an award in the National Poetry Contest of the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom. She has held fellowships from the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Bemis Center, Ucross, Ragdale, Hambidge Center, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts and their international artist exchange program. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, The Paris Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and other journals.