8:30 PM EST
Join us in person on July 27, 2022 at 7PM for a poetry reading with Nancy Keating and Deborah Hauser, and open mic night.
Open Mic – Registration at the door, first come, first serve basis.
A fellow poet has written: “Nancy has worked tirelessly to promote poetry in Babylon Village. Her poetry reflects her life, her surroundings on Long Island and many life lessons as seen through the her eyes. Like Walt Whitman, Nancy’s poems are accessible to any listener.”
Nancy Keating is a longtime advocate for poetry on Long Island. She was co-host of “Poetry in the Village” reading series under auspices of the Babylon Village Arts Council (2009-2012 and 2014 to date). She is the founding business manager of Milkweed Editions (formerly Milkweed Chronicle), 1981. Nancy’s books include, Always Looking Back (Pangaea Press, 2010), White Chick (Elixir Press, 2021) won the Antivenom Prize, chapbook, The Patron Saints of Knitting, (Finishing Line Press, 2022). Her poems have appeared in a multitude of publications, including Poetry Daily (online), New Letters, Gettysburg Review, Carolina Quarterly, Southampton Review, American Life in Poetry (online), and elsewhere, as well as several anthologies. As a Featured Reader, Nancy appeared in “Walking with Whitman” reading series; the Green’s Café series, Cornucopia Noshery, Amityville, New York; Caffe Portofino, Northport, NY; Colgate Writers Conference, Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, along with numerous group readings events. A graduate of Bucknell University and the University of Minnesota, she has an MFA from Stony Brook University and teaches at Farmingdale State College. She is married to fellow poet Tom Stock.
Deborah Hauser is the author of Ennui: From the Diagnostic and Statistical Field Guide of Feminine Disorders (Finishing Line Press, 2011). Her poetry has appeared in journals such as The Found Poetry Review, Long Island Quarterly, Poetrybay and The Long Islander. She received third prize in the Farmingdale Poetry and Suffolk County Community College Literary Journal contests and received honorable mentions or was a finalist in the following contests: Nassau County Poet Laureate Society, Goodreads, Great Neck Plaza, Crab Creek Review, and Science Fiction Poetry Association. Deborah graduated from Stony Brook University with a Masters in English Literature and has taught at Stony Brook University and Suffolk County Community College.