Jun 102015

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, September 19, 2015, 7:00pm

pip_clay S. Marie Clay is a PhD student at Western Michigan University where she teaches creative writing and currently serves as the head editor of Third Coast and Black Tongue Review. She is the author of Strange Couple from the Land of Dot and Line (Orange Monkey Publishing, 2014) and her work has been featured in Tupelo Quarterly, Juked, Phoebe, Eleven Eleven, Drunken Boat, Columbia Poetry Review, Best of Kore Press, H_NGM_N, Forklift Ohio, Apercus Quarterly, Ghost Town Literary Magazine and others.


pip_mcgookeyKathleen McGookey’s work has appeared in journals including The Antioch Review, Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Epoch, Field, Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, Ploughshares, The Prose Poem:  An International Journal, Prairie Schooner, Quarterly West, Seneca Review, West Branch, and Willow Springs.  She is the author of Whatever Shines, October Again, and Mended, and the translator of We’ll See, by French prose poet Georges Godeau.  Her book Stay is forthcoming from Press 53 in fall 2015; her book At the Zoo is forthcoming from White Pine Press in spring 2017.  She has received grants from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, the Arts Fund of Kalamazoo County, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation.  She has taught at Hope College, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Western Michigan University.


Jun 092015

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, October 10, 2015, 7:00pm
pip_clarkGeorge David Clark is the author of Reveille (winner of the Miller Williams Poetry Prize from the University of Arkansas Press) and his most recent poems can be found in the The Believer, Blackbird, The Cincinnati Review, Yale Review, and elsewhere. His work can also be found reprinted online at Verse Daily and Poetry Daily. David earned an MFA at the University of Virginia and a PhD in Creative Writing at Texas Tech University before holding the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship at Colgate University and the Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowship at Valparaiso University. He has received additional honors from Southern Poetry Review (the Guy Owen Prize), Narrative Magazine (the 30 Below Prize), and the Sewanee Writer’s Conference (a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship), among others. The editor-in-chief of 32 Poems, he currently lives in Valparaiso, Indiana with his wife, Elisabeth, and their three young children.

pip_minicucciMatthew Minicucci is the author of Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014Wick Poetry Prize. His work has also appeared in or is forthcoming from numerous journals and anthologies, including Best New Poets 2014, Blackbird, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, The Southern Review, and Third Coast, among others. He currently teaches writing at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

Jun 082015

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, November 14, 2015, 7:00pm

habra-author-picHedy Habra is the author of two poetry collections, Tea in Heliopolis (Press 53 2013), winner of the USA Best Book Award and finalist for the International Poetry Book Award and more recently, Under Brushstrokes (Press 53 2015); a story collection, Flying Carpets (Interlink 2013), winner of the Arab American National Book Award’s Honorable Mention and finalist for the USA Best Book Award and the Eric Hoffer Book Award. She received the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Award. Her work appears in journals such as The Bitter Oleander, Connotation Press, Cutthroat, Verse Daily, Blue Fifth Review, Nimrod, New York Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Diode, Cider Press Review, Poet Lore and Cimarron Review. She has a passion for painting and teaches Spanish at Western Michigan University. Her website is HedyHabra.com

pipseussDiane Seuss’s most recent collection, Four-Legged Girl, is forthcoming in October 2015 from Graywolf Press. Her second book, Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open, won the Juniper Prize and was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2010. Her first collection, It Blows You Hollow, was published by New Issues Poetry and Prose in 1998. She has received a Pushcart Prize, and a poem originally published in The Missouri Review appeared in The Best American Poetry 2014. Her poetry and brief prose have received awards from Indiana Review, Quarter After Eight, Mid-American Review, and the Summer Literary Seminars contest. Seuss was the MacLean Distinguished Visiting Professor in English at Colorado College in 2012 and she is Writer in Residence at Kalamazoo College.


May 312015

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, March 19, 2016, 7:00pm

pip_dodd-leeDavid Dodd Lee is the author of eight previous books of poems, including The Coldest Winter on Earth (Marick Press, 2012). His fourth book, Sky Booths in the Breath Somewhere, the Ashbery Erasure Poems (BlazeVox, 2010), taught him how to write the poems in his next books: The Nervous Filaments (Four Way Books, 2010) and Orphan, Indiana (University of Akron Press, 2010). He is the editor of two poetry / fiction anthologies: Shade 2004 & 2006 (Four Way Books) and The Other Life: the Selected Poems of Herbert Scott (Carnegie Mellon, 2010). His latest book of poems, Animalities, was published by Four Way Books in late 2014. His poems have appeared in Court Green, Denver Quarterly, Field, Jacket, The Nation, Nerve, and in many other places. He is also a visual artist, writes and publishes fiction, publishes chapbooks and full-length titles as editor-in-chief of 42 Miles Press, and teaches classes in poetry, publishing, art history, and the art of collage at Indiana University South Bend, where he is assistant professor of English. He lives in Osceola, east of South Bend, where he kayaks and fishes on Baugo Bay.

pip_rochaIliana Rocha is originally from Texas and is currently a PhD candidate in English-Creative Writing at Western Michigan University. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing-Poetry from Arizona State University, where she was Poetry Editor for Hayden’s Ferry Review. Her work was chosen for the Best New Poets 2014 anthology and has previously appeared in BlackbirdYalobusha ReviewPuerto del Sol, and Third Coast. Her first book, Karankawa, won the 2014 AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press.





May 302015

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7:00pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACorey Van Landingham is the author of Antidote, winner of the 2012 The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. A former Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellow at Stanford University, her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, The Best American Poetry 2014, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Currently, she is the Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.



pip_gambleHannah Gamble is the author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast (Fence Books, 2012), selected by Bernadette Mayer for the 2011 National Poetry Series. She has performed her work at the Pitchfork music festival, the Chicago Art Institute, The Chicago MCA, and as part of the Clark Street Bridge arts series in association with FCB Global. Gamble’s poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Believerjubilat, and Pleiades, and she has written for the Poetry Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, and the culture mag Fanzine. In 2014, Gamble was awarded a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry fellowship from the Poetry Foundation.


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