Presenting innovative and small-press poetry in Ithaca, New York. SOON readings are made possible in part with grant support from the Community Arts Partnership. They are free and open to the public.

Poets Michele Glazer and Bejamin Garcia
will read from their work on
Sunday, March 27th, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
at the Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E. Green St., Ithaca.

MICHELE GLAZER is the author of three poetry collections, including On Tact, & the Made Up World (University of Iowa, 2010) and It Is Hard to Look at What We Came to Think We'd Come to See, which received the 1996 AWP Award in poetry and was published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Her work has appeared widely in periodicals such as Volt, Harvard Review, Field, Ploughshares, Poetry Northwest, Colorado Review, and College English. She is Director of the Creative Writing Program at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

BENJAMIN GARCIA, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently an MFA student at Cornell University. He has received scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and the Taos Summer Writer's Conference. His first publication is forthcoming in the Spring/Summer issue of Poet Lore.

Watch a video of Aaron Tieger's May 2, 2009 SOON reading on YouTube (in 4 clips; introduction by Ron Henry).

SOON co-founder Karen Leona Anderson's book of poems, Punish Honey, is out from Carolina Wren Press.

Also, Seth Perlow's chapbook, Robot Portrait of Homo Futurus, is now available from P S Books.

Fred Muratori's new collection, The Spectra, has just been published by Stockport Flats Press.