Poetry on Brick Street to host Indiana’s Poet Laureate



Poetry on Brick Street will present Indiana’s Poet Laureate, Karen Kovacik, at 6:30 p.m. on August 2 at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. 5th St. An open mic portion will follow.

Poetry on Brick Street is a monthly poetry series sponsored by Brick Street Poetry, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit which also publishes the Tipton Poetry Journal and hosts other poetry-related events in and around Zionsville.


Kovacik is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Metropolis Burning and Beyond the Velvet Curtain. Her work has received numerous honors, including the Charity Randall Citation from the International Poetry Forum and a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis. She has received a fellowship in literary translation from the National Endowment for the Arts and a Fulbright Research Grant to Poland for her translations of contemporary Polish poetry.

In 2013, her book-length translation of Agnieszka Kuciak’s Distant Lands: An Anthology of Poets Who Don’t Exist will be issued by White Pine Press. A professor of English at IUPUI, she directs the creative writing program.

For information, call Susan Miller at 219-9337, or email shmwriter@aol.com.


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