The Studio Series welcomes Autumn with words and music to warm the heart, with Annabelle Moseley reading from her latest chapbook, The Fish Has Swallowed Earth, and featuring poet Barbara Crooker, with solo violinist Shem Guibbory performing works by Grażyna Bacewicz and Johann Sebastian Bach.

Barbara Crooker and Annabelle Moseley

String Poet Founder Annabelle MoseleyAnnabelle Moseley is the author of the best-selling poetry collection, The Clock of the Long Now (2012, David Robert Books,) and seven published chapbooks of poetry, including her newest, The Fish Has Swallowed Earth (2012, Aldrich Publishing), and The Divine Tour (Forthcoming 2012, Finishing Line Press) as well as a young adult novel and a collection of children’s poetry. The first Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer-in-Residence, 2009-2010, Moseley is also founder and editor of String Poet, an online literary journal of poetry and the arts, and the host of The New York Times-featured String Poet Studio Series at the Long Island Violin Shop. A 2012 Pushcart Prize nominee, Moseley has published hundreds of poems internationally in such journals as The Texas Review, The Seventh Quarry (Wales), The Lyric, Mezzo Cammin, and Umbrella, among others. In April 2011, her poem “Breakable,” was chosen by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of the twelve poems selected from thousands to be featured on

Barbara CrookerBarbara Crooker‘s poems have appeared in magazines such as The Green Mountains Review, The Hollins Critic, The Christian Science Monitor, Smartish Pace, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Nimrod, The Denver Quarterly, The Tampa Review, Poetry International, The Christian Century, America, and others. She is the recipient of the 2007 Pen and Brush Poetry Prize, the 2006 Ekphrastic Poetry Award from Rosebud, the 2004 WB Yeats Society of New York Award, the 2004 Pennsylvania Center for the Book Poetry in Public Places Poster Competition, the 2003 Thomas Merton Poetry of the Sacred Award, the 2003 “April Is the Cruelest Month” Award from Poets & Writers, the 2000 New Millenium Writing’s Y2K competition, the 1997 Karamu Poetry Award, and others, including three Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, fourteen residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; a residency at the Moulin a Nef, Auvillar, France; and a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland. A twenty-nine time nominee for the Pushcart Prize and five time nominee for Best of the Net, she was a 1997 Grammy Awards Finalist for her part in the audio version of the popular anthology, Grow Old Along With Me–The Best is Yet to Be (Papier Mache Press). Her books are Radiance, which won the 2005 Word Press First Book competition and was a finalist for the 2006 Paterson Poetry Prize, Line Dance, which came out from Word Press in 2008 and won the 2009 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence, and More (C&R Press, 2010).

Shem GuibboryInternationally acclaimed Violinist Shem Guibbory, an award winning soloist and chamber musician, has made an indelible mark on the face of today’s new music industry as an extremely talented performer, a creative producer, and a successful entrepreneur. Hailed for his interpretations of 20th Century music, his recording of Violin Phase on the ECM label has become an American classic of avant-garde music.

For the past 15 years, Mr. Guibbory has been a member of the First Violin section of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Beethoven Halle Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony and the Symphony of the New World. He was the original violinist in the Steve Reich Ensemble and has performed recitals and chamber music throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He has also recorded five CDs with Anthony Davis, including Maps, a violin concerto commissioned by the Kansas City Symphony (Gramavision). He has premiered over 60 new compositions, of which 30 were written expressly for him.

Mr. Guibbory made his recital debut at New York City’s Alice Tully Hall in 1988. His recordings can be found on the ECM, Gramavision, Opus 1, DG, Albany, Bridge, MSR Classics and CRI labels. He has studied with Broadus Erle, Romuald Tecco, Evelyn Read and Sophie Feuermann.

Poets & Writers LogoNYSCA LogoThis event was funded in part by Poets and Writers, Inc. with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.