A Night of Poetry with Tina Cane & John Hennessy

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Event date: 
Friday, May 20, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
471 Angell Street
Providence, RI 02906

Tina Cane & John Hennessy - A Night of Poetry

Join us on Friday, May 20th at 6:30 p.m. for a a night of poetry with Tina Cane, author of Year of the Murder Hornet, and John Hennessy, author of Coney Island Pilgrims.

Tina Cane was born in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC in 1969 and grew up in the city’s East and West Village. She attended the University of Vermont, the Sorbonne and completed her master’s degree in French Literature at ​the University of Paris X-Nanterre and Middlebury College.  She currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Rhode Island where she lives with her husband and their three children. In 2020, Cane was named a poet laureate fellow with the Academy of American Poets. Tina is also the creator/curator of the distance reading series, Poetry is Bread.

She is the founder and director of Writers-in-the Schools, RI, for which she works as a visiting poet. Over the past twenty-five years, Tina has taught French, English, and creative writing in public and private schools throughout New York City and Rhode Island.

Her poems and translations have appeared ​in numerous publications, including Spinning Jenny, The Literary  Review, Tupelo Quarterly, The Common, Poem-a-Day. Her work,The Fifth Thought, was the 2008 Other Painters Press chapbook winner.

Her books include The Fifth Thought,Dear Elena: Letters for Elena Ferrante, Once More With Feeling, and Body of Work. Tina was the 2016 recipient for
the Fellowship Merit Award in Poetry from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. Alma Presses Play, Tina's debut novel-in-verse for young adults readers, was released in September 2021 with Penguin Random House Books.

John Hennessy is the author of two collections, Coney Island Pilgrims (2013, Ashland Poetry Press) and Bridge and Tunnel (2007, Turning Point Books). He teaches at the University of Massachusetts and serves as poetry editor for "The Common."