Poetry Reading: Elizabeth Scanlon and Geoffrey O'Brien, hosted by Thomas Devaney

Join us for an evening's reading and discussion with poets Elizabeth Scanlon and Geoffrey O'Brien, hosted by Thomas Devaney!

About the poets:



Elizabeth Scanlon
is the Editor of The American Poetry ReviewShe is the author of Lonesome Gnosis (Horsethief Books, 2017), The Brain Is Not the United States/The Brain Is the Ocean (The Head & The Hand Press, 2016) and Odd Regard (ixnay press, 2013). She is a Pushcart Prize winner and her poems have appeared in many magazines including Boston Review, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, and others. She lives in Philadelphia. 


Geoffrey O'Brien
has published seven collections of poetry including Floating City (1996), Red Sky Café (2005), Early Autumn (2010), and most recently In a Mist (2015). He is also the author of Dream Time: Chapters from the Sixties (1988), The Phantom Empire (1993), Bardic Deadlines (1998), The Browser’s Ecstasy (2000), Sonata for Jukebox (2004), The Fall of the House of Walworth (2010), Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film 2002-2012 (2013), and other books. He is editor-in-chief of The Library of America.


About the host:

Thomas Devaney is the author of Runaway Goat Cart, Calamity Jane, and The Picture that Remains with the photographer Will Brown. He teaches at Haverford College.

Event date: 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Event address: 

130 S. 34th Street
Penn Book Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6304