March 12 – Face Out: An evening of poetry with Katie Herman, Cora Dean, Adam Pellegrini, & Talia Shalev


Join Word Up for an evening of poetry featuring four Brooklyn-based poets.

Adam Pellegrini’s poems have been featured in journals such as Harpur Palate and Pebble Lake Review, and in the anthology Full Moon on K Street: Poems About Washington, DC. He received an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland, and he is the poetry editor for Sakura Review. He currently lives in Brooklyn and directs a college writing center in NYC.

Talia Shalev’s poems have appeared or will appear in The Seattle Review,Mare Nostrum, and The Volta. Talia teaches at Brooklyn College and is studying poetry as a PhD student at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and she is assistant poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review. She holds an MFA from the University of Washington. Recently, Talia worked on the editorial team for What We Are Part Of: Teaching at CUNY: 1968 – 1974, a selection of the poet Adrienne Rich’s teaching materials (Lost & Found Series IV, CUNY Center for the Humanities).

Cora Dean, a writer and filmmaker who lives in Brooklyn, is reading from her first book of poetry, Shred. Her writing has been published in anthology of Quebec anglophone fiction, In Other Words. Bored in Heaven, a 2010 documentary on village ritual activity around Chinese New Year that she wrote, produced, and co-directed, is currently taught at numerous American and international universities. She has worked at a few bookstores and as a reader for CBC and Radio Canada’s national fiction competition.

Katie Herman’s poetry and criticism have recently appeared in publications including B O D Y, LEVELER, and Tikkun, and she has work forthcoming in Poetry Northwest. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland. She was an editor at Soho Press for five years, and she currently works as a freelance book editor. She lives in Brooklyn, and you can find her on the Internet at

FACE OUT: An evening of poetry with Katie Herman, Cora Dean, Adam Pellegrini, & Talia Shalev
Thursday , March 12, 2015
Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria.
2113 Amsterdam ave, (at 165 st)
New York, NY


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