Memorial Reading Set For Acclaimed Poet


A memorial reading to honor acclaimed poet and editor Harvey Shaprio, who died in January, will be held on Saturday, June 22, at 6 p.m. at

Stony Brook Southampton. The evening will include Shapiro’s friends, former students, and family reading his poetry and reminiscing about his life.

Among the many poets participating will be Grace Schulman, a former poetry editor at The Nation; Geoffrey O’Brien, the editor-in-chief of the Library of America; Robert Hershon, the co-editor of Hanging Loose Press; and Julie Sheehan, the director of the master’s program in Creative Writing & Literature at Stony Brook Southampton.

The reading will also include the poets Star Black, Donna Brook, Fran Castan, Kimko Hahn, Kathryn Levy, Simon Perchik, Hugh Seidman, and Bill Zavatsky, as well as Bill Henderson, the publisher of the Pushcart Press and Kathryn Szoka, a co-owner of Canio’s Books.

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