The next reading in the Elliston Poetry Room will be by poets Shara Lessley, Collier Nogues, Nathaniel Perry, and Marcus Wicker for The Cincinnati Review Emerging Poets Festival.
A panel will take place on November 8, 2013, 2:00 PM, in the Elliston Poetry Room, 646 Langsam Library, immediately followed by a reading at 3:00 PM in the same location. Both the panel and the reading are free and open to the public.
Collier Nogues’s first book, On the Other Side, Blue, was published by Four Way Books in 2011. She has received fellowships and grants from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, Vermont Studio Center, and Oregon’s Fishtrap, Inc. Currently, she teaches writing at the University of California, Irvine, and lives in nearby Long Beach.
Shara Lessley is the author of Two-Headed Nightingale (New Issues 2012) and a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. Her awards include an Artist Fellowship from the State of North Carolina, the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Colgate University’s O’Connor Fellowship, The Gilman School’s Tickner Fellowship, and a “Discovery” / The Nation prize. She currently lives in the Middle East where she’s completing her second collection, tentatively titled The Explosive Expert’s Wife.
Nathaniel Perry is the author of Nine Acres (APR/Copper Canyon, 2011). Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Orion, Kenyon Review Online, Subtropics and elsewhere. He is the editor of the Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review and lives with his family in rural southside Virginia.
Marcus Wicker’s first book Maybe the Saddest Thing (Harper, 2012) won the National Poetry Series Prize. The recipient of a 2011 Ruth Lilly Fellowship, he has also held fellowships from Cave Canem, the Fine Arts Work Center, and Indiana University. He is an assistant professor at Southern Indiana University.
Look for recordings of this presentation soon in the digital collection, The Elliston Project: Poetry Readings and Lectures at the University of Cincinnati.
Learn more about Events sponsored by the Elliston Poetry Fund.