Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., English professor and co-director of the creative writing program at Lycoming College, will read poetry to the Bloomsburg Public Library poetry group, the River Poets, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7.
The reading will be held in the library and will be followed by an open reading with the theme "All That Jazz." The event is free and open to the public.
Feinstein, an innovator in the field of jazz-related literature, is the author of two collections of poetry, "Ajanta's Ledge" and "Misterioso," which won the Hayden Carruth Award. His poems have appeared in publications such as American Poetry Review, The Missouri Review and North American Review, as well as the anthologies "American Poetry: The Next Generation," "The Penguin Book of the Sonnet" and "Poets Against the War." Critical work by Feinstein has been published in The Southern Review, Paideuma, The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.
In 2008, Feinstein received the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Artist of the Year. He writes regularly for JAZZIZ magazine and has contributed liner and program notes for Jazz at Lincoln Center, a New York City-based group that preserves jazz music. He also hosts "Jazz Standards," a weekly radio program broadcast on WVIA-FM, and is a faculty member in the MFA writing program at Vermont College of Fine Arts.