The idea of Tigertail releasing a fifth-anniversary best of volume of its annual poetry periodical was concieved early on in the publications life. It was Mitchell Kaplans idea, says Mary Luft, founder of the local cultural institution. Its only fitting that tonight, Tigertail will celebrate the launch of its fifth annual poetry journal at Kaplans indie literary bastion Books & Books. Guest editor Max Winter selected some of the most preeminent local talents for this special volume.
Max has a really fresh voice, a really interesting perspective as the editor for an online publication [Winter edits the poetry magazine Fence]. Its been fascinating, seeing how he translates the written word into a digital form, says Luft. This event appropriately takes place during National Poetry Month, and the celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. with a whos-who reading by Tigertail contributors, including Nick Carbó, Adrian Castro, Denise Duhamel, Michael Hettich, Jen Karetnick, Kristina Martinez, and Maureen Seaton. On Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., Winter will share his own powerful words.
Thu., April 26, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., April 27