November 19, Tuesday,
6:30 pm: Jim Stevens and Roberta Hill
Join A Room of One's Own in welcoming two talented local poets, Jim Stevens and Roberta Hill, for an evening of truth and beauty through poetry. 315 W Gorham St.
Jim Stevens is a poet of Seneca and German heritage. He grew up around Milwaukee, graduating from University of Iowa Writers Workshop. His latest collection of poetry The Book of Big Dog Town was published by Fireweed Press. The collection focuses on his forty-year experience with the thousand-year-old Wisconsin sacred site known as Aztalan.
Roberta Hill is an Oneida poet, fiction writer and scholar whose work has been praised and recognized for decades, particularly for the richness of nature imagery. Her newest collection, Cicadas: New and Selected Poems, includes poems from her first two collections.
NEW DATE! SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1 PM: ECHOLOCATIONS LAUNCH PARTY, MADISON PUBLIC LIBRARY, MAIN BRANCH
November 23, Saturday, 7 pm: Pure Poetry featuring Rob DZ, Fabu, Kenyatta, Lenore Coberly, and a set of local poets. South Madison Center for Culture & Community, 633 Badger Rd.
DECEMBER 6, 7 pm @ THE DRAGONFLY LOUNGE (402 E WASHINGTON)
Monsters of Poetry presents Carrie Lorig, Tyler Mills, John Jodzio, Rebecca Hazelton, & Frank Giampietro
FRANK GIAMPIETRO is Interim Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center and Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Cleveland State University. He is the author of Begin Anywhere (Alice James Books, 2008) and co-author of Spandrel (Small Craft Advisory Press 2011) with Denise Bookwalter and Book O' Tondos (The Painters Left, 2010) with Megan Marlatt. He is the creator of the web poetry projects La Fovea and Poems by Heart. His poems, nonfiction, and short-short fiction have appeared in journals including 32 Poems, Barrow Street, Black Warrior, Copper Nickel, FENCE, Ninth Letter, and Ploughshares.
REBECCA HAZELTON STAFFORD is the author of Fair Copy (Ohio State University Press, 2012), winner of the 2011 Ohio State University Press / The Journal Award in Poetry, and Vow, from Cleveland State University Press. She was the 2010-11 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her poems have appeared in AGNI, The Southern Review, Boston Review, Best New Poets 2011, and Best American Poetry 2013.
JOHN JODZIO is a winner of the Loft-McKnight Fellowship and the author of the short story collections, “If You Lived Here You’d Already Be Home” (Replacement Press) and “Get In If You Want To Live” (Paper Darts Press). He lives in Minneapolis.
CARRIE LORIG is the author of the chapbooks NODS. (Magic Helicopter Press), with Russ Woods, rootpoems (Radioactive Moat), with Nick Sturm, and Nancy and The Dutch (NAP), a collaborative erasure of paperback biographies of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in TYPO, Jellyfish Magazine, The Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She co-runs a reading series called Our Flow is Hard in Minneapolis, MN.
TYLER MILLS is the author of Tongue Lyre, which won the 2011 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award (SIU Press, 2013). Her poems have received awards from the Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Coast, and Third Coast and have appeared in AGNI, Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, TriQuarterly Online, and elsewhere. She received an MFA in creative writing from the University of Maryland and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois-Chicago.