YOUNGSTOWN — Darlene Montonaro of Cleveland and David Swerdlow of New Wilmington, Pa., will read from their works for the next session of Lit Youngstown's First Wednesday Readers Series.
Montonaro’s poetry has appeared in a number of literary magazines, including Calyx, Slipstream, Earth’s Daughters, Blueline and The Comstock Review.
She served for 12 years as the director of the Poets’ & Writers’ League. In 2016, she was awarded a Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts and Culture.
Swerdlow’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry and The Iowa Review. He’s published two books of poetry: "Bodies on Earth" and "Small Holes in the Universe."
His first novel, "Television Man," came out in 2019. Swerdlow teaches at Westminster College.