Thursday, November 19, 2009

KBAC "Poets in Print" Reading Saturday

You are invited to join us for the Poets in Print Reading Series at the KBAC, Saturday, Nov. 21, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Poets Karyna McGlynn, James Shea and Nate Slawson present readings from their work on Saturday, November 21, at the Kalamazoo Book Arts Center. Broadsides featuring the poet's work will be created by KBAC artists Katie Platte, Jeff Rybicki, and Vicki VanAmeyden. The broadsides and other works by the poets will be available during the event for sale and signing. Broadsides from other "Poets in Print" events and other book arts creations are also available for sale.

Karyna McGlynn earned her MFA from University of Michigan, where she received the Zell Postgraduate Fellowship in Poetry and a Hopwood Award. Her first book, I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl, won the 2008 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and is forthcoming from Sarabande Books. Recent chapbooks include Scorpionica (New Michigan Press, 2007) and Alabama Steve (Destructible Heart Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared in Fence, Gulf Coast, Willow Springs, Indiana Review, Denver Quarterly, Verse Daily, Octopus, CutBank, and Ninth Letter. She currently teaches at Concordia University Texas in Austin, where she lives with multimedia artist Adam Theriault.

James Shea is the author of Star in the Eye, selected for the 2008 Fence Modern Poets Series and named as a Favorite Book of 2008 by the Chicago Sun-Times. A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, he has published poems in various journals, including American Letters and Commentary, Boston Review, Crazyhorse, jubilat, The Canary, and Verse. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the poetry program at Columbia College Chicago.

Nate Slawson edits the online magazine dear camera and designs books for Cinematheque Press. He is the author of the chapbook a mixtape called zooey deschanel (Line4, 2009), and his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, H_NGM_N, diode, Typo, Forklift, Ohio, Cannibal, DIAGRAM, and other places. He lives in Chicago.

This event is free and refreshments are served. Doors open at 6:30.

Kalamazoo Book Arts Center (View Map)
Suite 103A, Park Trades Center
326 W. Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

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