Jun 012016

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:00pm

unknownSarah Messer has received grants and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Mellon Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Michigan Council for the Arts and others. She is the author of four books: two poetry collections, Bandit Letters (New Issues, 2001), Dress Made of Mice (Black Lawrence, 2015), a history/memoir Red House (Viking, 2004), and a book of translations, Having Once Paused, Poems of Zen Master Ikkyu (University of Michigan Press, 2015). In 2008-2009, she was a Poetry Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies. For many years she taught in the MFA program at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Currently she runs One Pause Poetry (onepausepoetry.org) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and works at White Lotus Farms.

Version 3Leah Poole Osowski is from Massachusetts. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where she was a reader for Ecotone magazine. Her first book, hover over her, won the 2015 Wick Poetry Prize, chosen by Adrian Matejka, and will be published by the Kent State University Press in Fall 2016. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, The Cincinnati Review, Hotel Amerika, The Journal, Mid-American Review, Salamander, and Third Coast, among others.

May 312016

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 7:00pm

hurt_webRochelle Hurt is the author of two poetry collections: In Which I Play the Runaway (2016), winner of the Barrow Street Book Prize, and The Rusted City, published in the Marie Alexander Series from White Pine Press (2014). She is the recipient of awards from Crab Orchard Review, Arts & Letters, Hunger Mountain, PhoebePoetry International, the Vermont Studio Center, Wildacres, and the Jentel Artist Residency Program. Her work has appeared in Best New Poets, Crazyhorse, Black Warrior ReviewMid-American Review, and elsewhere. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati.



nordgren_webSarah Rose Nordgren is the author of Best Bones (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014), winner of the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize. Among her awards are fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council. Her poems and essays appear widely in journals such as American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Copper Nickel, Agni, and Ploughshares. Native to North Carolina, Nordgren is currently a doctoral student in poetry at the University of Cincinnati and Associate Editor at 32 Poems.

May 302016

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:00pmhinrichsen_web

Dennis Hinrichsen is the author of seven books of poetry. His most recent is Skin Music, co-winner of the 2014 Michael Waters Poetry Prize from Southern Indiana Review Press, as well as finalist in the Society for Midland Authors  2016 literary contest. His previous books have won the Akron, FIELD, and Tampa Poetry Prizes. New work can found in The Adroit JournalFogged ClarityGhost Town, Memorious, and Michigan Quarterly Review. His work has also received a Best of the Net Award for 2014 and the Third Coast Poetry Prize for 2016. He lives in Lansing, Michigan.



thayer_webCasey Thayer is the author of Self Portrait with Spurs and Sulfur (University of New Mexico Press, 2015). He has work published or forthcoming in AGNIAmerican Poetry ReviewPoetry, and elsewhere. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he lives in Chicago.

May 292016

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:00pm

fagan_webKathy Fagan’s fifth collection of poems, Sycamore, will be published by Milkweed Editions in early 2017. Her first collection, The Raft, won the National Poetry Series; her second, MOVING & ST RAGE, won the Vassar Miller Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. Her work is widely anthologized, and newer poems have appeared in Poetry, The Kenyon Review, and Narrative. Fagan directs the Creative Writing Program at The Ohio State University and serves as Series Editor of the OSU Press/The Journal Wheeler Poetry Prize.



kempf_webChristopher Kempf is the author of Late in the Empire of Men, which won the Levis Prize from Four Way Books.  Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, he is currently a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Chicago and the 2016-2017 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College.

May 272016

David Dodd Lee by Brett Colley

David Dodd Lee by Brett Colley, Silkscreen, lino cut and letterpress

1. Saturday, September 17th 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

— David Dodd Lee
— Keith Leonard

2.  Saturday, October 15th 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 Sarah Messer
 Leah Osowski

3.  Saturday, November 12th 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.

 Rochelle Hurt
 Sarah Rose Nordgren

4.  Saturday, March 18th @ 7:00 p.m.

 Dennis Hinrichsen
 Casey Thayer

5.  Saturday, April 8th @ 7:00 p.m.

— Kathy Fagan
 Christopher Kempf
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