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MJ Iuppa: The Weight of Air
January 12 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree – $20.00
“A new book by M.J. Iuppa is always a treat, and The Weight of Air is one of her finest. . .these exquisitely crafted, concise poems are full of quiet surprises and keen observations. Both the pandemic and the author’s own health crisis contribute to the book’s twin emphases on mortality and on nature’s bounty.”
―John Roche, author of The Joe Poems: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet
MJ Iuppa will be in conversation with Carol McMahon.
Carol McMahon is a longtime Rochester resident who has been active in the local poetry scene since the 1990’s, most recently working with Bloom: Rochester Poetry Project. Her work has been published in a number of journals including Painted Bride Quarterly, Stone Canoe, Mom Egg Review and Poet Lore. She has a chapbook, On Any Given Day, published by FootHills Press.
M.J. Iuppa has published five full-length poetry collections, most recently, The Weight of Air (Kelsay Books, 2022); This Thirst (Kelsay Books, 2017); Small Worlds Floating (2016); and Within Reach (2010), both from Cherry Grove Collections. Rock. Paper. Scissors, her chapbook of twenty-four 100-word stories, was released from Foothills Publishing in 2022.
A teaching artist since 1986, she taught at St. John Fisher University, 1997-2021. She served at St. John Fisher University as Director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program,2004-2021; Writer-in-Residence, 1999-2015; and Lecturer in Creative Writing 1997-2021. She has taught creative writing at SUNY Brockport since 2002.
Her recognitions include Writers & Books’ Big Pencil Award, a Certification of Recognition from the Monroe County Legislature, and the New York State Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching. She and her husband live on a small farm in Hamlin, NY, where they have been practicing organic food sustainability for the
past 24 years.
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