WordTech Poetry Reading at the Cornelia Street Café
Michele F. Cooper,
Stella Vinitchi Radulescu,
and Alexandra van der Kamp
Michele F. Cooper is the first-place winner in the TallGrass Poetry Competition and Poetry Canada’s Rhymed Poetry Competition, second-place winner in the Galway Kinnell Poetry Competition, and a finalist in the War Poetry Competition. Her poetry and poetic prose have appeared in journals including Larcom, Kalliope, Fiction International, Paumanok Review, Nedge, CQ (California Quarterly), and in a chapbook, Women on Women. Posting the Watch, poems and stories, was recently published by Turning Point, the narrative imprint at WordTech. She writes and works as a freelance book editor outside of Cleveland.
Stella Vinitchi Radulescu, Ph.D. in French Language & Literature, lecturer in French at Northwestern University, is the author of several collections of poetry published in the United States, Romania and France, including Last Call (2005), Diving With the Whales (2008), Insomnia in Flowers (2008), All Seeds & Blues (WordTechCommunications, 2011). She writes poetry in Romanian, French and English, and her poems have appeared in a variety of American and international literary magazines. She is a two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and the winner of two International Poetry Prizes awarded by SPAF (Société des Poètes et Artistes de France).
Alexandra van de Kamp lives in Stony Brook, NY, with her husband, the writer William Glenn, and teaches at Stony Brook University. She has been previously published in journals such as: Court Green, Crab Orchard Review, Salt Hill, Washington Square, River Styx, Meridian, Lake Effect, and Sentence. New work is forthcoming in The Denver Quarterly and 10x3 plus. Her first full-length collection of poems, The Park of Upside-Down Chairs, was published by CW Books (WordTech Press, 2010), and her chapbook, Dear Jean Seberg, won the 2010 Burnside Review Chapbook Contest and was published in April 2011. For six years she lived in Madrid, Spain, where she co-founded the bilingual journal, Terra Incognita.