New York poet Ben Fama and Springs’ “Gentleman Poet” Lucas Hunt will be reading their work at Mandala Yoga in Amagansett tonight, August 7 at 7 p.m.
The dual reading, called Poets in the Middle, will feature each poet standing in the center of the Mandala Yoga studio, laid bare (figuratively), with the audience seated around the room. The event is free and open to the public, though donations to the studio and book purchases to support the poets’ endeavors are welcome.
Ben Fama is the author of New Waves, Aquarius Rising and the artist book/poetry collection Mall Witch. He is the co-editor of Wonder, a New York City-based publishing and events platform for innovative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His work appears in The Brooklyn Rail, Action Yes, Jubilat, notnostrums, LIT, Poor Claudia, Denver Quarterly, Maggy and on the Best American Poetry blog. Fama is accomplished, talented and a picture of true contemporary poetry. He lives in New York City. Visit shitwonder.com to learn more. (Ben Fama photo below by Beyseme – view source here)
A highly regarded local poet, often called the Gentleman Poet, Lucas Hunt’s writing reaches well beyond the East End literary scene. He has appeared in The New York Times, East Hampton Star, Daily Iowan, Fiction Writers Review and Slice, among others. He studied at the University of Iowa, and in the Southampton College MFA program. Hunt is the publisher of Hunt and Light poetry books, he has earned a Steinbeck Award for poetry and authored two poetry collections, Lives and Light on the Concrete. He lives in Springs. Visit lucashunt.com to see more.
Mandala Yoga is located at 156 Main Street in Amagansett. Call the studio at 631-267-6144 or visit mandalayoga.com.