April is National Poetry Month, but we’re starting early. Join us for a night of poetry with Mark Svenvold. Mark is a poet, writer and Assistant Professor of English at Seton Hall University. He has written recently about bicycle nomads for Orion Magazine; wildcat oil geology for Fortune/Small Business; and solar power and offshore wind power for The New York Times Magazine. His books of poetry are Empire Burlesque, winner of the OSU Press/The Journal Prize in Poetry, published by The Ohio State University Press, December, 2007 and Soul Data, winner of the Vassar Miller book prize, selected by Heather McHugh, the University of North Texas Press, spring, 1998. His nonfiction books include Big Weather (Henry Holt Co, 2005) about tornado chasers and the culture of catastrophilia and Elmer McCurdy: The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw, (Basic Books, 2002), which unravels the bizarre career of a Long Beach, California, fun house mummy. A 2007 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Nonfiction, he covers renewable energy for AOL’s DailyFinance. Mark holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a BA from the University of Washington.