Join us for the in-person March installment of the Poetry Salon at City Lit Books! The Open Mic is open to all poets and sign-up begins at 6:15 and readings begin at 6:30. This month we’re featuring three poets: Phil Goldstein, Richie Hoffman, and Rachel Mennies.
Phil Goldstein’s debut poetry collection, How to Bury a Boy at Sea, is available now from Stillhouse Press. His poetry has been nominated for a Best of the Net award and has appeared in or is forthcoming in The Laurel Review, Rust+Moth, Two Peach, Door Is a Jar Literary Magazine, Awakened Voices, The Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere.
Richie Hofmann’s new book is A Hundred Lovers, out now from Knopf. He is the author of Second Empire, and he teaches at Stanford University.
Rachel Mennies is the author of the poetry collections The Naomi Letters (BOA Editions, 2021); The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards, the 2014 winner of the Walt McDonald First-Book Prize in Poetry at Texas Tech University Press and finalist for a National Jewish Book Award. Her poems and essays have been published at The Believer, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, and elsewhere. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Mennies currently lives in Chicago, where she works as a writer, editor, and adjunct professor.