upcoming events

MAY 16

David Bergman & Michael Salcman at The Ivy Bookshop

6 pm Thursday, May 16
5928 Falls Rd. Baltimore, MD 21209

Join us for a reading and conversation featuring new releases from David Bergman (Plain Sight) and Michael Salcman (Crossing the Tape), in conversation with James Magruder (Vamp Until Ready). Free and open to the public!

Further details at The Ivy Bookshop.


The 2023 Passager Trauma Issue Launch

PART I | The Reading & Conversation: 18 writers from the 2023 Passager special Winter Issue read their poems, essays and stories related to personal trauma. The reading was followed by a conversation about writing about trauma, the process, the challenges, and the healing. Featuring guest editor Christine Lincoln. Recorded March 26, 2023.

PART II | The Cover: Cover artist Lenett Partlow-Myrick explains all that inspired her piece, “Tears of Radiant Light.” Recorded March 26, 2023.

A Reading by Mark Elber & Conversation with David Keplinger

An online celebration, reading and conversation with Mark Elber, author of Headstone and winner of the 2022 Morgenthau Poetry Prize. Mark was joined by Morgenthau contest judge and poet David Keplinger, who selected Mark’s manuscript. Recorded January 29, 2023.

2022 Passager Poetry Contest Reading

Contributors from the 2022 Poetry Contest Issue read their winning poems, and share their thoughts on creative writing and creative aging during this moment in history. Featuring 2022 Passager Poet David Bergman and cover artist Alma Roberts. Recorded November 13, 2022.

Moments from the Launch of Headstone

Mark Elber reads from Headstone, his 2022 Henry Morgenthau III Poetry Prize-winning book. Recorded October 30, 2022.

Sarah Yerkes Turns 104!

Please join us in celebrating Sarah Yerkes’ 104th birthday with a reading by the poet herself. Recorded April 2022.

2022 Passager Open Issue Reading

A reading of our latest issue. Meet the writers in the issue and make some new literary friends!

Sarah Yerkes Turns 103!

Please join us in celebrating Sarah Yerkes’ 103rd birthday with a reading by the poet herself. Recorded April 2021.

Ox Horn Bend Book Launch

We celebrated the release of Roy Cheng Tsung’s newest memoir, Ox Horn Bend, over Zoom. Readings by Roy and his daughters, and Q&A with the author. Please enjoy the recording, below.

2020 Passager Poetry Contest Reading

An online reading with the 2020 Passager Poetry Contest winner Liz Abrams-Morley and several honorable mentions. If you weren’t able to join us, please enjoy the recording below.

Tidal Wave Launch

We celebrated the winner of the 2020 Henry Morgenthau III Poetry Prize, Dennis H. Lee over Zoom. Please enjoy the recording, below.

POSTPONED: The Music of Poetry

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave. Baltimore, MD 21208

Passager poets and Baltimore composers in concert! Free and open to the public. This program will be rescheduled at a future date.