201 South Division Street
Poetry Reading and Book Signing
with Mervyn Taylor, Margo Stever
Mervyn Taylor is a Trinidad-born poet, dividing his time between Brooklyn, NY and his island home. He has taught at Bronx Community College, The New School and in NYC public schools, and is the author of four books of poetry: An Island of His Own (1992), The Goat (1999), Gone Away (2006), and No Back Door (2010), recipient of the Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. Taylor can be heard reading on an audio collection, Road Clear, accompanied by renowned bassist David Williams.
Margo Taft Stever, an award-winning poet, is author of THE HUDSON LINE (Main Street Rag, 2012). Her first book, Frozen Spring (2002), was the winner of the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry, and her chapbook, Reading the Night Sky, won the 1996 Riverstone Poetry Chapbook Competition. She is founder of The Hudson Valley Writers' Center and the founding editor of the Center's small press imprint, Slapering Hol Press.
Books for purchase, poets will sign after the reading.