Poetry Night In
Tuesday, November 10th 7 p.m. via Crowdcast
About the Event
Our usual Poetry Night Out is now In, but that won’t hold back an inspiring evening. Four poets gather to read from their new works: Lisa Ampleman delves into the past with her book Romances, which explores the literary tradition of courtly love. Brian Barker will read from Vanishing Acts, a collection Alex Lemon calls “masterful and strange, depicting the twilight of human cruelty in a world on the cusp of rebirth.” Rebecca Dunham will read from Strike, which Traci Brimhall describes as a “gorgeous new book [with] secrets, shames, and a fury that bites like frost.” In Downburst, Mark Fitzerald explores how the violence in the weather can lead to resilience and courage.
About Lisa Ampleman
Lisa Ampleman is the author of two books of poetry, Romances (LSU Press, 2020), and Full Cry (NFSPS Press, 2013), and a chapbook, I’ve Been Collecting This to Tell You (Kent State UP, 2012). Her poems have appeared in journals such as Poetry, Image, Kenyon Review Online, 32 Poems, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. Recipient of a Hermitage Artist Retreat fellowship, she lives in Cincinnati, where she is the managing editor of The Cincinnati Review and poetry series editor at Acre Books.
About Brian Barker
Brian Barker is the author of three books of poetry, Vanishing Acts, The Black Ocean, and The Animal Gospels. His poems have appeared in such journals as Poetry, The Gettysburg Review, American Poetry Review, TriQuarterly, The Washington Post, Indiana Review, The Cincinnati Review, Blackbird, and Pleiades. He teaches at the
University of Colorado Denver, where he is a poetry editor of Copper Nickel. Learn more at www.brianbarker.net.
About Rebecca Dunham
Rebecca Dunham is the author of Cold Pastoraland three previous collections of poems, including Glass Armonica, winner of the 2013 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, and The Miniature Room, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Kenyon Review, AGNI, and others. Her work has been supported through numerous fellowships, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center, and the Ruth Halls Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. Dunham holds an MFA in Poetry from George Mason University and a PhD in English from the University of Missouri. She is currently Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
About Mark Fitzgerald
Mark Fitzgerald is the author of two books of poetry, Downburst (Cinnamon Press, 2019) and By Way of Dust and Rain (Cinnamon Press, 2010, 2019). His work has appeared in various periodicals, including Santa Clara Review, Slipstream, Crab Creek Review, and Beltway Poetry Quarterly. He has also been published in several anthologies, including Scratching Against the Fabric (unbound CONTENT), What Lies Beyond the Frame (unbound CONTENT), and Only Connect (Cinnamon Press). Mark received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from George Mason University—graduating with Phi Beta Delta honors. He has studied in Strasbourg, France and was awarded a fellowship to pursue his writing at Oxford. He teaches writing and literature at the University of Maryland and was recently awarded a writing fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.