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Founded The Poet's Press in 1971 in NYC; press still operates in Providence, RI with 206 books to date. Chairman of The Philbrick Poetry Prize at Providence Athenaeum. As a neo-Romantic poet, areas of special focus in my writing are the Gothic and supernatural, Greek myth, and verse plays. Presently working & teaching at University of Rhode Island.
Poet, Spoken Word Artist
Aaron Samuels, raised in Providence, Rhode Island by a Jewish mother and a Black father, is a Cave Canem Fellow and a nationally acclaimed performer. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, featured on TV One’s Verses & Flow, and has appeared in many journals including Tidal Basin Review and Muzzle Magazine. His debut collection of poetry, Yarmulkes & Fitted Caps was released on Write Bloody Publishing in fall 2013. More information can be found at: http://aaronsamuelspoetry.com/
The recipient of grants from the Bunting Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Fulbright Foundation, Sue Standing has published four collections of poems and teaches creative writing and African literature at Wheaton College (MA). She has collaborated with visual artists (Katherine Kadish and the Printmakers Network of Southern New England) and composers (David Froom and Louis Karchin). She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.