Jan 092015

Kara Candito and Sean Bishop

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

Kara Candito is the author of Spectator (University of Utah Press, 2014), winner of the Agha Shahid Ali Poetry Prize and Taste of Cherry (University of Nebraska Press, 2009), winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. Her poems have been published in AGNIThe Kenyon ReviewjubilatDrunken Boat, The Southern ReviewForklift Ohio, The RumpusIndiana Review, Best New Poets 2007, and elswhere. A Pushcart Prize winner and recipient of scholarships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Vermont Studio Center, the MacDowell Colony, and the Santa Fe Arts Institute, Candito is a co-curator of the Monsters of Poetry reading series, a creative writing professor at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville, and a co-director of Membership for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

Sean Bishop is the author of The Night We’re Not Sleeping In (Sarabande, 2014), selected by Susan Mitchell as winner of the 2013 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in Alaska Quarterly ReviewBest New PoetsBoston ReviewjubilatPloughsharesPoetry, and elsewhere. He is the founding editor of Better (bettermagazine.org), and he co-hosts the weekly Better podcast. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, where he teaches creative writing and creative writing pedagogy and coordinates the MFA and Fellowship programs at UW–Madison.

Jan 092015

Lo Kwa Mei-en and Brandon Lamson

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery, Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Broadside Artists: Jeffery Evergreen & Todd Freeman

Lo Kwa Mei-en is from Singapore and Ohio. Her first book, Yearling, won the 2013 Kundiman Poetry Prize and is forthcoming from Alice James Books. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Ninth Letter, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, and other journals.

Brandon Dean Lamson’s first book, Starship Tahiti, won the Juniper Prize for Poetry.  Many of the poems in the collection are based on his experiences teaching inmates on Rikers Island.  He is also the author of a chapbook entitled Houston Gothic (LaMunde Press, 2007)andhis recent work has appeared in Brilliant Corners, NO INFINITE, and Buddhadharma Quarterly.  He teaches courses in writing and literature at the University of Houston’s Honors College.

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