Arrive on Wave: a celebration of Gil Ott

Gil Ott

Gil Ott was my first publisher. He was also a a major presence for many in the arts in Philadelphia, and was one of the founding and sustaining forces of our poetry community;  his memory and his influence are still strong.

I was honored to be part of a celebration of this man’s life, work, and poetry, at a book release and reading for Arrive On Wave: Collected Poems by Gil Ott, available now from Chax Press.

Accidental Player: Klaver, Compton, Arrieu-King, McCreary


Tuesday, November 15, 7pm
Tattoo Mom’s, 530 South Street, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrating the release of Becca Klaver’s new book Empire Wasted (Bloof Books)! And dollar tacos! Becca will be joined by Bloof publisher and poet extraordinaire Shanna Compton and two amazing Philly favorites, Cynthia Arrieu-King and Jenn McCreary! Doors at 7pm, reading at 8pm.

Powerful Duo: Pattie McCarthy and Jenn McCreary read for New Writing Series

Many thanks to Ashley Sarra for this thoughtful write-up of Pattie McCarthy & me reading at U of Maine for the lovely Steve Evans.


Last Thursday, Oct. 27, the New Writing Series once again dazzled the audience with up-and-coming writers. Poets Pattie McCarthy and Jenn McCreary took the stage, charming listeners with imagery and repetition.“Both poets offer rewards…[and] bring to the table all the hard words,” Associate Professor Dr. Steve Evans said when introducing them.
Link to full story here.

UMaine New Writing Series

The New Writing Series welcomes poets Pattie McCarthy and Jenn McCreary to the University of Maine campus for a reading on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 4:30pm in the Allen and Sally Fernald APPE space (104 Stewart Commons). The reading, which is free & open to the public, will be followed by an audience Q&A with the authors.