The Word Works and The Writer’s Center present Café Muse, featuring Jane Clarke and Teri Ellen Cross Davis for a reading of their poetry. The chatroom opens at 7pm and features guitar music, played by Michael C. Davis, set to a slideshow by Henry Crawford. Registration is free but required to get the Zoom link for the event. To do so go to https://sites.google.com/
JANE CLARKE is a writer, editor, educator, and the author of two poetry collections, The River and When the Tree Falls (Bloodaxe Books, 2015 & 2019 resp.), as well as an illustrated chapbook, All the Way Home, (Smith|Doorstop, 2019). Clarke’s awards include the 2016 Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry and the 2016 Listowel Writers’ Week Poem of the Year. When the Tree Falls was shortlisted for three awards in 2020: the Pigott Poetry Prize, the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and the Farmgate Café National Poetry Award. Clarke’s poems appear widely, in numerous anthologies and journals alike. Originally from a farm in the west of Ireland, she now lives with her wife in Co. Wicklow, Ireland.
TERI ELLEN CROSS DAVIS is the author of a more perfect Union (Mad Creek Books, 2021), winner of the 2019 The Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize and Haint (Gival Press, 2016), winner of the 2017 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. Not Without Our Laughter (Mason Jar Press, 2017) features her poems alongside other’s from the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. Cross Davis was awarded the Poetry Society of America’s Robert H. Winner Memorial Prize in 2020. Her work is widely anthologized and published in journals, such as Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Kenyon Review, Poet Lore, Tin House, and many more. She is a Cave Canem fellow and the Poetry Coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.