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Fri, Sep 28


Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge

Poets Lisa Bellamy; Aimee Baker

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Upper Jay Art Center and Recovery Lounge, 12198 Old Rte 9n, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event

​Lisa  Bellamy is a poet, prose writer and Writers Studio teacher. Her first  full-length poetry collection, The Northway, was published in 2018 by  Terrapin Books. She is author of the chapbook , which won The Aurorean  2011 chapbook contest. Her poems and prose have appeared in  Triquarterly, The Sun, Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, New  Ohio Review, Hotel Amerika, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Chautauqua, The  Southampton Review, Calyx, Cimarron Review, Fugue, Tiferet, PANK, Harpur  Palate and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among other publications.  She has received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, the Fugue Poetry  Prize and honorable mention in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. She  is a graduate of Princeton University. Lisa is currently working on a  new collection and a children’s book. She grew up in Wisconsin and lives  in Brooklyn and the Adirondacks. She is married to the photographer  ​Peter Bellamy Aimée Baker’s first  collection of poetry, Doe, was selected by Allison Joseph as the 2016  Akron Prize winner at University of Akron Press and published in 2018.  Her fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals  such as The Southern Review, Gulf Coast, The Massachusetts Review, and  Guernica. In 2014, she received the Zoland Poetry Fellowship and the  Vermont Studio Center.

As a first generation college  student, Aimée received her BA in Creative Writing and History from St.  Lawrence University and her MFA from Arizona State University where she  was Prose Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. Currently, she is a lecturer  for SUNY Plattsburgh’s Professional Writing Certificate Program and she  also serves as fiction editor for Saranac Review.

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