Shelf Life: Poet Greg Moglia to Speak at Book Revue

Greg Moglia, Huntington resident and award-winning poet, is speaking at Book Revue Thursday about his book, a new collection of poems: A Man Is Not Supposed To Give In To Tears.

Moglia is an adjunct professor of philosophy of education at New York University, in addition to teaching high school physics and psychology. His poems can be found in over 300 journals in the U.S., Canada, England, India, Australia ,Sweden, Austria, and Belgium, as well as in five anthologies.

He will speak and sign copies of the book starting at 7 p.m. 

A preview of the collection’s titular poem, which was published on Rattle.com in 2009, can be found below:

A MAN IS NOT SUPPOSED TO GIVE IN TO TEARS

Especially when reading a book review in Starbucks

A therapist might call it depression

But I don’t give a damn

The review—Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road

About the end of the world as we know it

And a father and son as survivors

And the line at Starbucks is longer

Than the line for communion at church

More information about the signing is available on Book Revue’s website.

Writers Guild to Meet

The Long Island Writers’ Guild will meet  Monday night at Book Revue for its monthly writing workshop. With a pen, paper, and imagination, you will be all set to participate in this informal two-hour session. The workshop is free and open to all. Join other writers at Book Revue at 7 PM; all levels and genres welcome. Contact Book Revue with any questions.

Poetry Readings

Harborfields Public Library will host poetry readings in the month of July; from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM on both the 11th and 25th. Registration is not required; all are welcome. 

Writers Feedback

Those looking for feedback might enjoy attending the Amateur Writers of Long Island’s late July meeting, on July 21. This group gathers bi-monthly from 1-6 PM in the back room of Panera in Huntington Village. While reading is not mandatory, those looking for feedback of any form of writing (novel excerpts, short stories, poems, plays, etc.) are asked to bring 15-20 copies of their work for others to write their comments on. Guidelines and further information can be found on the group’s Meetup site.

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