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Poetry Reading with Charlie & Judyth Brice

Join us for the launch of The Broad Grin of Eternity and Imbibe the Air by Charlie Brice and Judith Alexander Brice. They’ll be joined by Michael Simms and Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer for a reading.

This event will be hosted on Zoom. You’ll receive the link to the Zoom meeting the day of the event via email. Free registration/ticket sales will end at 6:30pm ET on 3/3. Please email events@whitewhalebookstore.com if you miss this cut-off and need a ticket. For questions, check out our FAQ for events here.


About the writers:

Charlie Brice is the winner of the 2020 Field Guide Magazine Poetry Contest and is the author of Flashcuts Out of Chaos (2016), Mnemosyne’s Hand (2018), An Accident of Blood (2019), and The Broad Grin of Eternity (2021) from WordTech Editions as well as a chapbook, All The Songs Sung which will appear in May, 2021. His poetry has been nominated for the Best of Net anthology and twice for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in over 150 journals including The Atlanta Review, Chiron Review, Impspired Magazine (UK), Golden Streetcar, I-70 Review, The Sunlight Press, Anti-Heroin Chic, and elsewhere.

Judith Alexander Brice is a retired Pittsburgh psychiatrist whose love of nature and acquaintance with illness inform much of her work. She has had over 80 poems published in journals and anthologies, including The Golden Streetcar, Voxpopulisphere.com, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The Magnolia Review.com, The Piker Press and Annals of Internal Medicine. On two occasions, Judy received awards in The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize, sponsored by The Paterson Literary Review. Judy has authored four poetry books: Renditions in a Palette and Overhead From Longing, Imbibe the Air, as well as (a chapbook) Shards of Shadows: A Covid Diary. The last two books are forthcoming in the next three months. Her poem, Mourning Calls, from her second book, Overhead From Longing, was set to music by Tony Manfredonia, and can be heard on his website: https://www.manfredoniamusic.com/mourning-calls.

Michael Simms has been active in politics and poetry for over 40 years as a writer, teacher, editor, and community activist. He is the founding editor of Vox Populi, an online magazine for poetry, politics and nature as well as Autumn House Press, a nonprofit publisher of books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He’s the author of six collections of poetry and a college textbook about poetry — and the lead editor of over 100 published books. Simms has won a number of awards and fellowships, including a Certificate of Recognition in 2011 from the Pennsylvania State Legislature for his contribution to the arts. Simms has an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Certificate in Plant-based Nutrition from Cornell University. Simms is a childhood sexual abuse survivor, a person with autism who did not learn to speak until he was five years old, and a recovering alcoholic and drug addict with 35 years of sobriety. He lives with his wife Eva, a psychologist, in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood overlooking the city of Pittsburgh. Simms’ most recent collection of poems is American Ash available at the White Whale.

Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer co-hosts Emerging Form (a podcast on creative process), is the co-founder of Secret Agents of Change, is co-host of Stubborn Blessing (an online poetry reading series), and co-directs Telluride’s Talking Gourds Poetry Club. Her poetry has appeared in O Magazine, on A Prairie Home Companion and PBS News Hour, in Rattle.com and Ted Kooser’s American Life in Poetry, and on river rocks. She has thirteen poetry collections, most recently Hush, winner of the Halcyon Prize for poems of human ecology, and Naked for Tea, a finalist for the Able Muse book award. She teaches poetry for mindfulness retreats, women’s retreats, scientists, The Embodiment Conference, and more. She’s been a storyteller at the National Storytelling Festival and Taos Storytelling Festival. Since 2006, she’s written a poem a day. You can find her daily poems on her blog, A Hundred Falling Veils. One-word mantra: Adjust.


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Mar 03 2021


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Mar 03 2021
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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