The Word Works, Poet Lore, and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse, featuring poets Ellen Bass and Babo Kamel. The chatroom opens at 7:15pm and features Classical guitar by Michael C. Davis and set to a photo slideshow. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link.
Ellen Bass’s most recent collection, Indigo, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2020. Her other poetry books include Like a Beggar, The Human Line, and Mules of Love. Her poems appear frequently in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, and many other journals. Among her awards are Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, The NEA, and The California Arts Council, The Lambda Literary Award, and four Pushcart Prizes. She co-edited the first major anthology of women’s poetry, No More Masks!, and her nonfiction books include the groundbreaking The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse and Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Youth. A Chancellor Emerita of the Academy of American Poets, Bass founded poetry workshops at Salinas Valley State Prison and the Santa Cruz, California jails, and teaches in the MFA writing program at Pacific University. www.ellenbass.com
Babo Kamel splits her time between Raleigh and Montreal. Her work has appeared in the Greensboro Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, CV2, Poet Lore, and Best Canadian Poetry 2020 among others. A Best of Net nominee, and a six-time Pushcart nominee, her chapbook, After, is published with Finishing Line Press and her poetry collection What The Days Wanted, is published with Broadstone Books. Her new collection What The Days Wanted can be purchased from the publisher at https://www.broadstonebooks.