XELA With Buffalo Poets Scott Williams & Ryki Zuckerman
Musician and poet Xela will read and be joined by Buffalo poets Scott Williams and Ryki Zuckerman on Wednesday, July 25th at 7 p.m.
Dr. Scott W. Williams is Professor Emeritus at the University of Buffalo, SUNY. His poems are humorous, spiritual and political; they have appeared in 11 newspapers and journals. The most recent of his 5 poetry chapbooks are Bonvibre Haiku (CWP Press 2017) and I Am Many Am I? (2017). He edits the poetry/flash-fiction anthology series, A Flash of Dark (Writers Den-Feb. 2018) whose second volume is expected Fall 2018. Williams hosts workshops of the poetic forms Ghazal, Haiku and Senryu and he curates the series Second Stage Writers series. Scott has also been a sculptor, blacksmith, musician, mathematician and, for nearly 50 years, a student of G. I. Gurdjieff.
Ryki Zuckerman is the author of Looking for Bora Bora (Saddle Road Press, 2013), and also five chapbooks: Three Poems (University of Buffalo Poetry Collection, 2017), the nothing that is, (Benevolent Bird Press, 2015), a bright nowhere (Foothills, 2015), body of the work (Textile Bridge Press), and suite of six (Destitute Press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Black Mountain College II Review, Slipstream, Steel Bellow, Swift Kick, Escarpments, Lips, Paunch, Home Planet News, Pure Light, Buffalo News, Artvoice and several online journals. Her work is anthologized (A Celebration of Western New York Poets, Mo' Joe, and Water, and forthcoming in Flash of Dark, a speculative fiction and poetry anthology) and published as two Broadsides (one from Serendipity Arts, another from Tea Leaves Collection). She has two books forthcoming, one from Writer's Den and one from Nixes Mate. She is a co-editor of Earth's Daughters magazine. A former fine arts professor, she curates both the "Literary Cafe at CFI (Center for Inquiry)" and "Wordflight at Red Doors" series.