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Mudfish Individual Poets Reading
Single is not alone

The Cornelia Street Café New York

Monday October 17th, 2016, 6:00 PM

Mudfish is proud to launch Dell Lemmon’s first poetry collection, Single Woman and to present 3 previous poets from the Mudfish Individual Poet series: Terry Phelan who has published 2 books with Box Turtle Press; Anna Halberstadt, author of Vilnius Diary; and Jill Hoffman, author of Black Diaries.

Dell Lemmon spent two years studying in Paris with Etienne Decroux, after which she earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. She won an award for her dissertation on Michael Fried’s theories of theatricality and the contemporary visual arts. Single Woman is her first book.

Terry Phelan is former Chair of the Marin Poetry Center and serves on the Steering Committee for the Marin Poet Laureate. Both Fires in Sonoma and her first collection, Husk, are published by Box Turtle Press.

Anna Halberstadt is a shrink in New York who writes poetry in several languages and is married to the internationally famous artist, Vitaly Komar. Her book of translations has just been published in Lithuania.

Jill Hoffman has published Mink Coat (poems) for which she won a Guggenheim and was retrenched from Brooklyn College’s M.A. program where she taught with John Ashbery. She has since founded Box Turtle Press which published her first collection, Black Diaries, along with others. The Gates of Pearl (a book-length poem), is forthcoming.

The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street | New York, NY 10014


bookcover for "Husk"


Linda Frost, Editor, PMS (poemmemoirstory):
“Framed by the sensual snapshots of seasonal Michigan and the surprising brilliance of our daily lives, Terry Phelan’s Husk works its way under our skins, finding and revealing and refilling the shells of who we are.”

Susan Terris, Editor, RUNES, A Review of Poetry:
“Never underestimate the quiet voice. Often, as in the book called HUSK, the quiet voice delivers the richest grains of truth.”

Timothy Green, Editor, RATTLE:
“Husk is like a conversation with a long lost friend...Connecting the past with the present, Phelan lays all her truths on the table. And when the coffee cools you’ll want another cup.”