Living Poets at the Library: The Voices of La Presa/ Las Voces de La Presa

We are pleased to present, in colloboration with La Presa journal, an evening of poetry, prose, culture and celebration in English and Spanish on Sunday, October 15 at 4pm. Work from La Presa, a tri-annual journal featuring contemporary poetry and prose from Mexico, the United States and Canada includes authors local to our area; some of whom will be reading their own works. Works in Spanish from the journal will also be read by local persons who are fluent in the language. 

Come and meet some of the wonderful Hudson Valley writers who are at the center of this publication, listen to their beautiful stories and poems, share a glass of wine and some authentic regional food, and come away with renewed delight in community.

Lee Gould, the founder and editor of La Presa, says, “Those from many countries, representing various religions, races, and ethnicities are finding meaning here in our community. With La Presa we hope to build community by sharing the geography of the page as we share the geography of the hemisphere.”

Local authors reading include Debby Mayer, Hudson resident and author of the memoir Riptides & Solaces Unforeseen and a novel, Sisters. Debby’s short stories are widely published and she is a contributing editor for The Columbia Paper. Also among those reading are Djelloul Marbrook and Carole Maso. Djelloul is author of Far from Algiers and winner of the 2007 Wick Poetry Prize and the 2010 International Book Award in poetry. His fiction and poetry are currently published by UK’s Leaky Boot Press. Carole Maso is the author of ten books including the novels The Art Lover, AVA, Defiance and Mother & Child; poems in prose, Aureole and Beauty Is Convulsive; essays, Break Every Rule, and a memoir: The Room Lit by Roses. She is Professor of Literary Arts at Brown University.