Reading at Amherst Books on Saturday, March 16 at 7PM

Shira Dentz / Adam Tedesco / S. Tourjee

Join me, Adam Tedesco, author of MARY OLIVER (Lithic Press, 2019), and S. Tourjee, author of SAM SAYS SAM (Spuyten Devil, 2018) as we read and discuss our poetry and newly published collections at Amherst Books

Shira Dentz is the author of five books and two chapbooks, including how do i net thee (Salmon Poetry, 2018), FLOUNDERS (Essay Press, 2016) and door of thin skins (CavanKerry Press, 2014). Her writing appears in many venues including Poetry, American Poetry Review, Iowa Review, jubilat, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, and NPR. Her poems have received awards including an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem Award, and Poetry Society of America’s Cecil Hemley Memorial Award. A graduate of Iowa Writer’s Workshop, she holds a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah, and currently is Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky and teaches in Upstate NY. Her books have been reviewed widely including in American Book Review, Rain Taxi, Boston Review, Georgia Review, Iowa Review, and The Rumpus. More about her writing can be found at

Poet and video artist Adam Tedesco is a founding editor of REALITY BEACH, a journal of new poetics. His video work has been shown at MoMA PS1, among other venues. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Laurel Review, jubilat, Prelude, Powderkeg, Fence, Tarpaulin Sky, and elsewhere. He is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Misrule (Ursus Americanus), and the poetry collection Mary Oliver (Lithic Press).

S. Tourjee is a writer, performer, educator, and media & book artist. They are the author of Sam Says, Sam, published by Spuyten Duyvil in October 2018, as well as two chapbooks: Ghost (2013) and When Tongue Was Muscle (2016), both published by Anomalous Press. In 2014, Ghost was adapted for ballet by the Berkshire Choreography Project. S. holds an MFA from Brown University, was a 2015-2016 Artist-in-Residence at Joshua Tree National Park, and was a finalist of the MacColl Johnson Fellowship in 2019. From 2013-2017, they were co-director of Frequency Writers, a nonprofit writing organization. They now serve as Grants Manager at AS220 in Providence RI. More at

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