Spring Street Reading Series

  • Atlas 11 Spring Street Newburgh, NY, 12550 United States

the GALLERY at ATLAS presents

spring street reading series poetry atlas newburgh
alex dimitrov

Alex Dimitrov's new book of poems Together and by Ourselves will be published by Copper Canyon Press this April. He is also the author of Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013) and the online chapbook American Boys (2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the "American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. Dimitrov has taught creative writing and literature at Bennington College, Columbia University and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets where he edits the popular online series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. In 2009 Dimitrov founded Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon which he ran until 2013 in New York City, where he lives. With Dorothea Lasky, he runs the popular twitter account Astro Poets (@poetastrologers).

megan fernandes


Megan Fernandes is an Assistant Professor of English at Lafayette College and teaches courses on poetry, feminist theory, and science and technology studies. She holds a PhD in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MFA in poetry from Boston University. She is the author of The Kingdom and After (Tightrope Books 2015), the poetry editor of the anthology Strangers in Paris (Tightrope Books 2011), and the author of two poetry chapbooks: Organ Speech (Corrupt Press) and Some Citrus Makes Me Blue (Dancing Girl Press). Her work has been published or is forthcoming in the Boston Review, Rattle, The Adroit Journal, Pank Magazine, The Walrus Magazine, Postmodern Culture, Guernica, Memorious, the Academy of American Poets, Redivider, the California Journal of Poetics, among others. She lives in New York City.

hafizah geter

Hafizah Geter was born in Zaria, Nigeria. She received her BA in English & Economics from Clemson University, and her MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago. Hafizah is a Cave Canem Fellow and was a semi-finalist for the 2010 “Discovery” / Boston Review Contest. Her poem "paula" received an Honorable Mention in RHINO's 2011 Editors' Prize. A 2013 Blacksmith House Emerging Writer, recipient of a 2012 Amy Award from Poets & Writers, and a finalist in the Fifth Annual Narrative Magazine Poetry Prize, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Linebreak, Narrative Magazine, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, and The New Yorker, among others. She was a 2014 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship Finalist. She also serves on the board of VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts, co-curates the reading series EMPIRE with Ricardo Maldonado, is a poetry editor at Phantom Books and was formerly an assistant editor at YesYes Books. She is on the poetry committee and bookends committee for the Brooklyn Book Festival and is the Vice President of the AWP Women's Caucus. She has previously worked for Cave Canem and PEN America and is currently the Content Editor & Publicity Coordinator at Poets House. afizah is a 2016-2017 PEN America PEN Ten guest editor and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

catherine pond

Catherine Pond is a poet & writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She received her MFA in poetry from Columbia University, where she was the recipient of the Academy of American Poets Prize. Other honors include a residency at the James Merrill House (2016) and a prize from the Lotos Foundation (2014). In 2016, her poem 'March 9th, Dusk' was featured as part of RATTLE's Poets Respond project, and she was a finalist for NARRATIVE's 8th Annual Poetry Contest. She teaches creative writing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. She is also Assistant Director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute and co-founder of the online magazine, Two Peach, with poet Julia Anna Morrison. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, The Cortland Review, and many others.