Local poets Maxine Susman and Juditha Dowd read from their works which center the lives and stories of women. Audience Q&A to follow.
Juditha Dowd’s verse biography, "Audubon’s Sparrow," was recently released from Rose Metal Press in April, 2020. She is the author of a full-length collection, "Mango in Winter" (Grayson Books), three poetry chapbooks, short fiction and lyric essays. Her work can be found in Poet Lore, Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, The Florida Review, Rock & Sling, Spillway, Aji, Leaping Clear and elsewhere. Visit her at www.judithadowd.org
Maxine Susman has written seven poetry books and publishes her work in Fourth River, Paterson Literary Review, Presence, Slant, Crab Orchard Review, Adanna, and elsewhere. She teaches a poetry workshop at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Rutgers University. "My Mother's Medicine" tells the story of her mother, Florence Carol Levin, a young Jewish girl from Brooklyn who graduated during the Great Depression from the only all-women’s medical school in the country.
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