On Tuesday, March 18, at 7 p.m. Counterpath hosted a reading by Serena Chopra, Rob Schlegel, and Jeff Alessendrelli.

Serena Chopra is a PhD candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Denver, and was the 2011-2013 Writer-In-Residence at RedLine Gallery in Denver. She has been published in BOMBAY GIN, DENVER QUARTERLY, The Laurel Review, VOLT, Versal, Vinyl, Hot Metal Bridge, and No Tell Motel. She is the author of the full-length collection This Is Human: A Poem In Seven Parts (Coconut, 2013), and the collections Speaking to Your Man (Peninsulas Now Press, 2010), Penumbra (Flying Guillotine Press, 2012), and Livid Season (published by Free Poetry in chapbook form, 2012). She was a finalist for the 2011 Dorset prize and a 2010 Kundiman fellow. Serena is also a dancer with Evolving Doors Dance Company in Boulder and a visual artist, participating in recent gallery shows. She lives and works in Denver.

Rob Schlegel’s January Machine (Four Way Books) was selected by Stephen Burt for the 2014 Grub Street National Book Prize. He is also the author of The Lesser Fields (Center for Literary Publishing) which won the 2009 Colorado Prize for Poetry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, Poetry, and The Volta. With the poet Daniel Poppick he co-edits The Catenary Press. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he has lived most recently in Iowa, Montana, and Washington.

Jeff Alessandrelli is the author of the little book Erik Satie Watusies His Way Into Sound (Ravenna Press) and three chapbooks, including Don’t Let Me Forget To Feed The Sharks (Poor Claudia). His work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Pleiades, DIAGRAM, Redivider, Salt Hill, Western Humanities Review, Gulf Coast and Boston Review, among others. THIS LAST TIME WILL BE THE FIRST (2014), from Burnside Review Press, is his first full length collection of poetry.

 

 
 

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