Village Lights Poetry Nights
Open sign-up; open mic. Everyone is invited to participate. Read your own work or that of a favorite poet. Readers are welcome to draw from our shelves. MC for Village Lights Poetry Nights is established Madison poet, Jill Kelly Koren. We are pleased to feature guest poet Susan Yanos, who will be reading from and signing her latest chapbook, The Tongue Has No Bone, from Finshing Line Press.
Susan Yanos is a writer, spiritual director, and former teacher of writing and literature. She has taught at Indiana University East in Richmond, Ball State University in Muncie, and Earlham School of Religion in Richmond. She is the author of the collection of poetry The Tongue Has No Bone (Finishing Line Press), Woman, You Are Free: A Spirituality for Women in Luke (St. Anthony Messenger Press), and is co-editor and co-author of Emerging from the Vineyard: Essays by Lay Ecclesial Ministers (Fortuity Press). Her poems, essays, and articles have appeared in several journals and publications, including Saint Katherine Review, Presence, Bearings, Dictionary of Midwestern Literature - Volume Two, and the on-line journal Atrium. She is the recipient of the 2018 Frontier Poetry New Voices Fellowship.