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BLR Reading: October 25th

September 01, 2009

Please join us in the beautiful Bellevue Rotunda for our fall reading.

Sunday, October 25th, 5pm
Bellevue Hospital (462 First Avenue, NYC)

Featuring: Regie Cabico, Itzhak Kronzon, Paola Peroni, and Hal Sirowitz
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.


Hal Sirowitz is the former Poet Laureate of Queens, New York. He has had Parkinson’s for sixteen years and recently underwent a deep brain stimulation operation. He is the author of four collections of poetry. His first—Mother Said—was translated into nine languages. His most recent book is Father Said.


Regie Cabico is a spoken word pioneer and has won the Nuyorican Grand Slam. His work appears in The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Bum Rush the Page: Def Poetry Jam, and My Diva: 65 Gay Men and the Women Who Inspire Them. He has received literary fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the DC Commission for the Arts, and the 2006 Writers For Writers Award for his work with at-risk youth at Bellevue Hospital. He resides in Washington, DC.


Itzhak Kronzon has published over eighty short stories, both in his native Israel and in America. Three books—Mother, Sunshine, Homeland; Who Will Get Belgium? and A Long Day’s Journey into the Heart—were published in Hebrew. He is a cardiologist and professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine, as well as a senior professor at Tel Aviv University, and director and consultant at Escorts Heart Institute in New Delhi, India.


Paola Peroni was educated at the University of Pennsylvania. Her stories have appeared in Bellevue Literary Review, the Antioch Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Fence. One of her stories was selected for the 2009 Prize issue of the Mississippi Review, edited by Frederick Barthelmy.