E.J. Koh, Keegan Lester, Carly Joy Miller & Jane Wong
A quartet of four excellent poets hold forth this evening, all reading from recent work. E. J. Koh is most recently author of A Lesser Love (Pleiades Press/Louisiana State University Press). She has had poems, translations, and stories published in over forty journals with numerous awards and fellowships. Her debut memoir The Magical Language of Others is forthcoming from Tin House. Keegan Lester’s this shouldn't be beautiful but it was & it was all I had so i drew it was selected by Mary Ruefle for the 2016 Slope Editions Book Prize. He is presently finishing a collection of essays. Carly Joy Miller, along with Jane Wong, was part of the festive Paige Lewis-Kaveh Akbar pre-nuptial poetry reading we hosted in early June. Carl Phillips selected her collection, Ceremonial for the Orison Poetry Prize. She also has a chapbook of poems, Like a Beast, out from Anhinga, is an editor with Poetry International, and is Founding Editor of Locked Horn Press. Jane Wong comes down from Bellingham, where she presently is a professor at Western Washington University. Her collection, Overpour (Action Books), is a gem, a book that keeps going into readers’ hands, heads, hearts.