Wednesday, July 15, 2009


If you weren't able to attend our first reading at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (or if you need a second helping), listen to it online on


Thanks, Michael Hennessey!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Please join us Thurs., July 9, at 7 p.m. for the Bon Mot/ley Reading Series’ inaugural reading, featuring Bruce Covey, Michael Hennessey, and Ashley VanDoorn.

Bruce Covey's fourth book of poems, Glass Is Really a Liquid, will be published in the fall of 2009 by No Tell Books. He lives in Atlanta, GA, where he teaches at Emory University, edits Coconut Poetry (, and curates the What's New in Poetry reading series.

Michael S. Hennessey is the Managing Editor of PennSound ( and a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned his MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. His debut chapbook, Last Days in the Bomb Shelter (17 Narrower Poems) was published in 2008.

Ashley VanDoorn's poems can be found in the following journals: American Letters & Commentary, The Canary , Seneca Review, WebConjunctions, Gulf Coast, Northwest Review, No Tell Motel, Typo, Coconut, Word For/Word, Shampoo, and glitterpony. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

The Bon Mot/ley Reading Series takes place in the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on the second Thursday of each month. The CCAC is located at 3711 Clifton Ave., and you can learn more about the center here: Readings are free and open to the public.

The next reading will be Thurs., Aug. 13, with Eric Baus, Gina Myers, and Dana Ward.

We hope to see you there,
Kristi Maxwell & Michael Rerick
Series Curators