Please join us for Dreamboat Reading Series, a UNF-sponsored event series at the historic Friday Musicale. Dreamboat is co-organized by poets / editors / educators Dorsey Craft and Jessica Q. Stark, and features both local and visiting poets along with featured music performance. This event is hosted in the historic Murchison Lane cottage at 630 May St. (adjoins the grass parking lot for the main Friday Musicale building).
Featured readers for May are poet Craig Beaven and poet/novelist/critic Sandra Simonds. Readers will be followed by music by Tim Albro.
Native of Worcester, MA currently based in Jacksonville, FL, Tim Albro is an improvising/creative musician performing on the guitar with electronics in both solo and collaborative situations. A good example of his work is a duo recording with Tyler Keen for Erstwhile’s ErstAEU imprint titled Summary Dismissal. Current research interests include: Distortion, Attachment Theory, and amplitude modulation.
More about our readers:
Craig Beaven is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Teaching the Baby to Say I Love You (Anhinga Press 2022), which was selected by poet Ellen Bass as the winner of the 2021 Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Born and raised in Kentucky, Craig Beaven earned an MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD from the University of Houston. He is a recipient of scholarships and fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and the Sewanee Writers Conference. His work has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Western Humanities Review, Carolina Quarterly, Hollins Critic, Atlanta Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, the Best New Poets anthology, and many others. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
Sandra Simonds is the author of eight books of poetry: Triptychs (Wave Books, 2022), Atopia (Wesleyan University Press, 2019), Orlando (Wave Books, 2018) and others. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, The New York Times, Poetry and elsewhere. She is also the author of Assia, a forthcoming novel based on the life of Assia Wevill. She lives in Tallahassee, Florida, and is an associate professor of English at Thomas University in Thomasville, Georgia. She is currently a visiting writer at Bennington College in Vermont.