Events & Readings

Hudson Valley Poet Night
7:00 PM19:00

Hudson Valley Poet Night

Those in upstate NY or willing to travel, come out for a night of diverse poetries, inspired by a Poetry & Mythology panel at Marist College the following day!

The readers are:

Nancy Reddy is the author of Double Jinx (Milkweed Editions, 2015), a 2014 winner of the National Poetry Series, and the chapbook Acadiana (Black Lawrence Press, 2018). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in 32 Poems, Blackbird, The Iowa Review, Smartish Pace, and elsewhere. The recipient of a 2017 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in poetry, a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, she teaches writing at Stockton University in southern New Jersey.

Jennifer Moore was born and raised in Seattle. She is the author of The Veronica Maneuver (Akron, 2015) and a forthcoming chapbook, Imaginary Weather (Hermeneutic Chaos, 2017). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, Best New Poets, The Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere. An assistant professor of creative writing at Ohio Northern University, she lives in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Leah Umansky lives in New York City and is the author of The Barbarous Century, (Eyewear Publishing, 2018), Domestic Uncertainties (Blazevox 2012) and two chapbooks, the dystopian themed Straight Away the Emptied World (Kattywompus Press, 2016) and the Mad Men inspired Don Dreams and I Dream (Kattywompus Press 2014). A graduate of the MFA program in poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, she is also the curator and host of The COUPLET Reading Series in New York City. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such places as Poetry Magazine, Magma, Barrow Street, Salamander, Pleiades, and Plume.

Heather Treseler, winner of the Frank O’Hara poetry prize (2016), is an associate professor of English at Worcester State University where she teaches creative writing and American literature. Her poems and essays appear in Boston Review, Harvard Review, Iowa Review, Pleiades, Boulevard, Worcester Review, Missouri Review, Notre Dame Review, and Southern Poetry Review, among other journals. She has also published essays in four scholarly books about postwar American poets Elizabeth Bishop and John Berryman, among others. In 2017-18, she is a Visiting Research Associate at the Brandeis University Women’s Studies Research Center, finishing a collection of poems that recasts stories from classical mythology. Her work has received support from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Virginia Konchan is the author of a collection of poetry, The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon, 2018), a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017), and two chapbooks, including That Tree is Mine (dancing girl press, 2017). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New Republic, and Best New Poets, and her honors include an NEH fellowship and an Illinois Arts Council Award. Co-founder of Matter, a journal of poetry and political commentary, and Associate Editor for Tupelo Quarterly, she teaches at Marist College.

A poet and critic, Sarah Giragosian is the author of the poetry collection Queer Fish, a winner of the Poetry Journal Book Prize (Dream Horse Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared recently in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Ecotone, and Prairie Schooner, among others. She teaches in the department of Writing and Critical Inquiry at the University at Albany-SUNY.

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AWP Panel Presentation: "The Undergrad and the Lit Journal"

Abstract: Humanities-based academic disciplines are increasingly being asked to provide practical experience for their majors. One answer that has gained popularity in recent years is the use of print and online literary journals to provide real-world, hands-on experience. Panelists will discuss the ways they have incorporated editing, design, aesthetics, and publications into their classrooms, the benefits to students and the schools, and the economic and pedagogical challenges they have faced (with Thom Caraway, Simone Muench, Jeff Dodd, and Rachel Cruea)

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8:00 PM20:00

AWP17 Reading: Plays Inverse, The Lettered Streets Press, Ghost Proposal

Plays Inverse, The Lettered Streets Press, and Ghost Proposal are teaming up for a reading in Washington, D.C.! Join authors from each press for an evening of poetry, playwriting, and prose. Admission is free, with books and conversation to follow. Featuring readings by:

Toby Altman
David Bersell
Jennifer Moore
Alexis Pope
Dennis James Sweeney
Catherine Theis
Jasmine Dreame Wagner
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Joshua Young

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AWP17 Reading: Newfound, Waxwing, As/Us

A stellar lineup of writers from three journals share their work at an offsite reading. Join us at Busboys & Poets in Washington, D.C.


WELCOME (7:00 p.m.)

POETRY (7:05-7:40): Safia Elhillo, Jen Moore, Maggie Smith-Beehler

PROSE (7:45-8:20): Jamie Poissant, Sejal Shah

PROSE & POETRY (8:25-9:00): Michael Wasson, MJ Gette, Mira Rosenthal

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