Jul 262017
 

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:00pm

Mai Der VangMai Der Vang is the author of Afterland (Graywolf Press, 2017), which received the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets. She serves as a 2017-2018 Visiting Writer in the MFA Writing Program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review, LA Review of Books, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her essays have been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others. Mai Der’s work has also been anthologized in Troubling Borders: An Anthology of Art and Literature by Southeast Asian Women in the Diaspora. As an editorial member of the Hmong American Writers’ Circle, she is co-editor of How Do I Begin: A Hmong American Literary Anthology. Mai Der has received residencies from Hedgebrook and is a Kundiman fellow. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Berkeley, along with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Poetry from Columbia University. Mai Der was born and raised in Fresno, California.

 

Dunham Author webRebecca Dunham is the author of Cold Pastoral and three previous collections of poems, including Glass Armonica, winner of the 2013 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, and The Miniature Room, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Kenyon Review, AGNI, and others. Her work has been supported through numerous fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, and the Ruth Halls Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Dunham holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University and a PhD in English from the University of Missouri. She is currently Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

 

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Jul 252017
 

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Friday, November 17, 2017, 7:00pm

ZG Author Photo webZ.G. Tomaszewski was born in 1989 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he works maintenance at the Masonic Temple, is co-director of Lamp Light Musical Festival, and a founding member of Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters. His debut book, All Things Dusk, was selected by Li-Young Lee as the International Poetry Prize winner and published by Hong Kong University Press in December 2015.​ His chapbook Mineral Whisper, composed while living in Ireland, was published by Finishing Line Press in February 2017. These days he can be found in the wake of a canoe, among the sculpting tones of a dusky walk, watching his love pick flowers, or considering how a cat enters the room through steam let off a cup of tea

Kaveh Akbar Author Photo_webKaveh Akbar is the founding editor of Divedapper. His poems appear in The New Yorker, Poetry, APR, Ploughshares, PBS NewsHour, and elsewhere. His debut full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be published by Alice James Books in September 2017; he is also the author of the chapbook Portrait of the Alcoholic. A recipient of the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and the Lucille Medwick Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, Kaveh was born in Tehran, Iran, and is a Visiting Professor of Poetry in the Purdue University MFA program.

 

 

 

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Jun 302017
 

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, February 24, 2018, 7:00pmDaneen Wardrop web

Daneen Wardrop has authored three books of poetry, The Odds of Being, Cyclorama, and Life as It, which received the 2017 Independent Publisher Book Award. A forthcoming book of poems, Silk Road, will appear in 2018. In addition, she has received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and the Robert H. Winner Award from the Poetry Society of America. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Iowa Review, AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, and elsewhere. She has also authored several books of literary criticism, most often about Emily Dickinson.

 

 

 

 

Laura Kasischke headshotwebPoet and novelist Laura Kasischke was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan. Her books of poetry include Wild Brides (1992), Fire and Flower (1998), Dance and Disappear (2002), Gardening in the Dark (2004), Lilies Without (2007), Space, in Chains (2011), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Where Now (2017). Kasischke has won numerous awards for her poetry, including the Juniper Prize, the Beatrice Hawley Award, the Alice Fay DiCastagnola Award, the Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Rilke Poetry Prize from the University of North Texas. She has also won several Pushcart Prizes, as well as received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.

 

 

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May 302017
 

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:00pm

Tigue Author PhotowebLindsay Tigue is the author of System of Ghosts, which was the winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for Julie Suk Award, and was a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book Award and the Eric Hoffer First Horizon Award for a book by a debut author. She is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University and is a current PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. She is originally from Michigan and now lives in Athens, Georgia.

 

 

 

Barngrover Author Photo webAnne Barngrover is the author of two books of poetry, Brazen Creature (forthcoming 2018, University of Akron Press) and Yell Hound Blues (Shipwreckt Books, 2013), and co-author, with poet Avni Vyas, of the chapbook Candy in Our Brains (CutBank, 2014). Her poems have appeared in EcotoneCrazyhorseCopper NickelIndiana Review, and others. Anne earned her MFA from Florida State University and her PhD from University of Missouri. She is an assistant professor of Creative Writing and English at Saint Leo University and lives in Tampa, Florida.

 

 

 

 

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Apr 302017
 

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, April 14, 2018,  7:00pm


Mark Wagenaar
is the 2016 winner of Red Hen Press’s Benjamin Saltman Prize, for his forthcoming book Southern Tongues Leave Us Shining. His first two, The Body Distances (A Hundred Blackbirds Rising), and Voodoo Inverso, won UMass Press’s Juniper Prize & U of Wisconsin Press’s Pollak Prize, respectively. He has also won a number of poetry prizes, including the James Wright Prize and the Pablo Neruda Prize. His poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The New Yorker, Tin House, 32 Poems, Field, Southern Review, Image, & many others. He is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Valparaiso University. 

 

 

 

webChelsea Wagenaar is the author of Mercy Spurs the Bone (Anhinga 2015), selected for the 2013 Philip Levine Prize.  She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.  Her poems appear recently and are forthcoming in The Southern Review, Poetry Northwest, Cave Wall, and Arkansas International.  She is at work on a second book of poems and teaches at Valparaiso University, where she is a postdoctoral Lilly Fellow. 

 

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