Literature Program

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.


Earth's Daughters presents

Charles Bachman & Judith Slater

The Gray Hair Reading Series

Charles Bachman, a native of Iowa, made his way to Buffalo by way of Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Germany, and Indiana, including three years in the U.S. Army. His Ph.D. from Indiana University is in Comparative Literature, and his teaching specialties at Buffalo State College are Native American Literature and Contemporary Drama. He took a 20-year hiatus from writing poetry during an active second career as an operatic baritone, singing 26 major roles and many solo appearances with groups including Opera Rochester, Arpark Opera (under Christopher Keene), the Syracuse Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic, as well as song recitals of German Lieder and French, Italian, English, and American art songs. Periodicals where his poetry has appeared include Carolina Quarterly and Kansas Quarterly. His book of poems, If Ariel Danced on the Moon, was published in September 2006.

Judith Slater's poetry has appeared in Prairie Schooner, Rattle, Margie (forthcoming), AGNIonline, Chautauqua Literary Review, 5AM, Poet Lore, and Ted Kooser's Website American Life in Poetry. She lives in Williamsville, NY, where she works as a psychologist in private practice.

Continuing publication of Earth's Daughters magazine is made possible by a Decentralization grant from the Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. The Gray Hair Series is co-sponsored by Hallwalls and Just Buffalo Literary Center.

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April, 2008 - 2008