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John Roche and Sam Abrams Reading (7-19-11)

On Tuessday, July 19 at 8:00 p.m., John Roche and Sam Abrams will read at the The Little Theatre Café, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Sam AbramsSam Abrams was a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at the University of Athens and currently is Professor Emeritus of Language and Literature at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is also author of Barbara (Ferry Press, 1966), The Old Pothead Poems (Donald S. Ellis, 2003), and The Post-American Cultural Congress (Bobbs-Merrill, 2974). With Paul Blackburn, he also co-authored Book of Days, and he was the editor of The Neglected Walt Whitman (Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993).

John RocheJohn Roche  earned his PhD from SUNY Buffalo, studying with Robert Creeley and John C. Clarke, and he is an Associate Professor of English at RIT. His first two full-length poetry collections are Topicalities (2008) and On Conesus (2005), both from FootHills Publishing. His latest book of poems, Road Ghosts, is available from theenk Books. He also edited the collection Uncensored Songs for Sam Abrams (Spuyten Duyvil, 2008), co-edited with Patricia Roth Schwartz an anthology of poetry by inmates at Auburn Prison called Doing Time to Cleanse My Mind (FootHills, 2009), and edited Martha Rittenhouse Treichler’s Black Mountain to Crooked Lake: Poems 1948-2010, with a Memoir of Black Mountain College (FootHills, 2010).


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