Joan Bankemper is pleased to invite you to:


A Poetry and Essay Reading Event

Saturday, May 29, 2010 AT 4:00 PM


122 East Ridge Road, Warwick, New York 10990

212 274 9815 or 845 986 8767 or

a light snack will be served at 4:00 PM

Please RSVP


Hannah Stein grew up in Florida, New York, five miles north of Warwick. A widely-published poet, she will read to us from her work this afternoon. She lives in Davis, California, and received her education at S. S. Seward Institute in Florida and at Barnard College.

Her collection, Earthlight, was published by La Questa Press, and chapbooks include Schools of Flying Fish and Greatest Hits of Hannah Stein, 1981-2004. Her poetry has appeared in literary magazines as diverse as Sacramento’s Poetry Now and the Yale Review. Recent and forthcoming poems, and essays on contemporary poetry, appear in the journals Poetry Flash, Nimrod, Hunger Mountain, Zeek, Chautauqua, and the American Literary Review. She is delighted and intrigued to be reading her poetry in a location that, while an intensely familiar part of her life, is also quite changed from what she remembers.


Chere Krakovsky, is a performance artist who studied on the West Coast and now resides in New York City. She will explore the meaning of “home” through a series of readings presented as part of our event.

Krakovsky received her BFA from California Institute of the Arts and her MFA from Goddard College in Vermont. She has performed in various non-traditional settings in New York City; Iowa City, IA; Providence, RI; and Philadelphia, PA. In Krakovsky’s performative works, the everyday and the creative are meant to co-exist.  She has a complex working relationship with notions of the domestic and many of her performances revolve around her ever-changing  notions of home, its location and meaning.