Reading with the River Poets
Time: Thursday, October 7th at 7:30 PM
Place: Community Room of the Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market Street in Bloomsburg, PA
The River Poets of central Pennsylvania are hosting my son Micah James Bauman and I at the Bloomsburg Public Library for a reading from our poetry chapbook collaboration, Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems (Seven Kitchens Press, February 2021, #12, Volume IV of their Editor’s Series).
Following the reading will be an open mic with the them “Family” (broadly interpreted).
If you are in central or Northeastern Pennsylvania, we’d love for you to join us!
More about Mapping the Valley: Hospital Poems:
“A rare series of poems in alternating voices . . . a unique glimpse into the shifting dynamic of care and caring, depression and recovery, tracked throughout with unflinching honesty.”
— Ron Mohring, editor and founding publisher at Seven Kitchens Press, author of Survivable World and forthcoming collection The Boy Who Reads in the Trees
“A hard set of circumstances propelled this chapbook into existence. Father and son do not evade them. They allow them, not making a romance of them, not denying the strength of them, to construct a collection that captures the reader’s poetic sensibility and heart from beginning to end.
Their dialog . . . is engaging, sometimes disturbing, and often nourishing.”
— Martha Deed, author of Under the Rock, Climate Change, and The Lost Shoe
More about the poets:
David has published two previous chapbooks, Angels & Adultery (Seven Kitchens Press, 2018) and Moons, Roads, and Rivers (Finishing Line Press, 2017). His poems have been published in a number of literary magazines and anthologies, including New Ohio Review, Watershed Review, Flying Island, and Barely South Review.
Micah’s poems have been published in South 85 Journal, Word Fountain, Electric Rail, The Blue Nib, and Sage Cigarettes. His reviews of young adult literature have appeared in his local newspaper, and commentaries on poetry, life, and music can be found on his blog at monkeyprodigy.wordpress.com.