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Friday, September 13, 2013
Tom C. Hunley is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University, the director of Steel Toe Books, and the bassist for the litcore band Manley Pointer. His chapbook, Scotch Tape World, has just been released by Accents Publishing. He is the author of several poetry collections and a couple of textbooks. He is the co-editor, with Alexandria Peary, of Creative Writing Studies: An Introduction to Its Pedagogies, forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press. His work has been featured three times on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor, as well as in TriQuarterly, Five Points, North American Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetry Daily, The Writer’s Chronicle, The Writer, and elsewhere.
Marci Rae Johnson holds an MFA in Poetry Writing from Spalding University. She currently teaches at Valparaiso University, where she serves as Poetry Editor for The Cresset and on the English department reading series committee (Wordfest). She is also the Poetry Editor for WordFarm press. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in The Valparaiso Poetry Review, Perihelion, The Louisville Review, Phoebe,The Christian Century, Strange Horizons, and 32 Poems, among others. Her first collection of poetry won the Powder Horn Prize and was published by Sage Hill Press this year.
Friday, October 11th, 2013, Special Writer’s Block Event
Holly Goddard Jones is the author of The Next Time You See Me, a novel, and Girl Trouble, a short story collection. Her fiction has been featured in Tin House, Best American Mystery Stories, New Stories from the South, and elsewhere. She was a 2007 recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and winner of the 2013 Hillsdale Award for Fiction given by the Fellowship of Southern Writers. She teaches at UNC Greensboro.
Adam Vines is an assistant professor of English at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he is editor of Birmingham Poetry Review. His collection of poetry is The Coal Life (University of Arkansas Press), and his recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Gulf Coast, The Literary Review, Poetry, Southwest Review, 32 Poems, among others. He has received awards for his teaching from the University of Florida and from UAB.
Friday, November 8th, 2013
Hannah Gamble is the author of Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, selected by Bernadette Mayer for the 2011 National Poetry Series and published by Fence Books. She has been a guest on podcasts such as Radio Free Albion with Chicago poet Tony Trigilio and Portland’s Late Night Library with Paul Martone. Her poems appear in recent issues of The Laurel Review, Forklift Ohio, and jubilat. You can find her blogs and online articles at the Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Society of America.
Darrin Doyle holds an MFA from Western Michigan University and a PhD from the University of Cincinnati. His first novel, Revenge of the Teacher’s Pet: A Love Story was published by LSU Press in April, 2009. His second novel, The Girl Who Ate Kalamazoo, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2010. His short stories have appeared in Puerto del Sol, The Long Story, Cottonwood, Alaska Quarterly Review, Night Train, and other journals. More on Darrin here: www.darrindoyle.com
Friday, December 13th, 2013
Jeffrey Skinner‘s book The 6.5 Practices of Moderately Successful Poets: A Self-Help Memoir, is out from Sarabande Books. His sixth collection of poems, Glaciology, won the Crab Orchard Open Poetry Competition, and will be published by Southern Illinois University Press, October, 2013. Also a playwright, Skinner’s play Down Range will be produced in Chicago this coming year. He teaches creative writing and English at The University of Louisville.
Erik Reece is the author of The Embattled Wilderness, which he co-authored with Robinson Forest, as well as An American Gospel: On Family, History and the Kingdom of God and Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing, which won Columbia University’s John. B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism and the Sierra Club’s David R. Brower Award for Environmental Excellence. His work has appeared, in Harper’s, Orion, The Oxford American, The New York Times and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor at Orion magazine and teaches at the University of Kentucky.