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Point of Contact’s Cruel April Series Kicks Off April 3 with Georgia Popoff
Point of Contact is celebrating National Poetry Month with its annual poetry series Cruel April. The series will begin April 3 at 6 p.m. with a reading by local poet Georgia Popoff followed by a reception and informal dialogue. The event is free and open to the public. Popoff will be reading her selections from Point of Contact’s annual poetry collection, “Corresponding Voices, Vol. 7.”
Popoff has two volumes of poetry (“Coaxing Nectar from Longing” and “The Doom Weaver”), and coauthored “Our Difficult Sunlight: A Guide to Poetry, Literacy, & Social Justice in Classroom & Community” (with Quraysh Ali Lansana), finalist for an NAACP 2012 Image Award.
“Psalter: The Agnostic’s Book of Common Curiosities,” her third collection of poems, is forthcoming from Tiger Bark Press in 2015. She is an artist educator, professional development specialist and Comstock Review senior editor. Currently, Popoff is the workshops coordinator for the Downtown Writers Center adult curriculum and its youth program, the Young Authors Academy, in Syracuse.
On April 3, Point of Contact is also kicking off its third Poetry Book Fair, showcasing published books by local poets. Books will be on display and for sale during poetry events through the month of April.