Jul 252014
 

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery
September 20, 2014, 7:00 pm 

Katherine Bode-Long and Laura Donnelly

Katherine Bode-Long and Laura Donnelly

Katherine Bode-Lang was born and raised in western Michigan, where she attended Hope College. Her chapbook, Spring Melt (Seven Kitchens Press), placed second in the 2008 Keystone Chapbook Contest and earned the New England Poetry Club’s Jean Pedrick Chapbook Award. She has published in numerous journals, including The American Poetry Review, The Mid-American Review, Beloit, The Cincinnati Review, Tupelo Quarterly, and Subtropics. Katherine earned her MFA in poetry at Penn State University, where she is now an IT Trainer in the Office of Research Protections. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, Andrew.

Laura Donnelly’s first book, Watershed, won the 2013 Cider Press Review Editors Prize. She is also the author of the chapbook Nocturne – Schumann’s Letters (Finishing Line Press),and her poems have appeared in Cimarron Review, DIAGRAM, Flyway, PANK, Poetry East, Rhino, and elsewhere. Originally from Michigan, she holds an MFA from Purdue University and a PhD from Western Michigan University, where she was Editor-in-Chief of Third Coast. She lives in Central New York with her husband and is on the creative writing faculty at the State University of New York at Oswego.

Jan 212014
 
Albergotti by Kreps

Dan Albergotti by Debbi Hands Kreps

Diaz by Eberstein

Joanne Diaz by Kim Eberstein

Poets in Print: KBAC Gallery
April 12, 2014, 7:00 pm 

Dan Albergotti is the author of The Boatloads (BOA Editions, 2008), selected by Edward Hirsch as the winner of the 2007 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize, and a limited-edition chapbook, The Use of the World (Unicorn Press, 2013). A new full-length collection, Millennial Teeth, won the Crab Orchard Series Open Competition in 2013 and will be published by Southern Illinois University Press in 2014. Albergotti’s poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Five Points, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and Pushcart Prize XXXIII, as well as other journals and anthologies. A graduate of the MFA program at UNC Greensboro and former poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, he is an associate professor at Coastal Carolina University, where he teaches literature and writing courses and edits Waccamaw.

Joanne Diaz is the recipient of fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. She is the author of The Lessons (Silverfish Review Press) and My Favorite Tyrants (University of Wisconsin Press). She teaches in the English Department at Illinois Wesleyan University.

Dan Albergotti and Joanne Diaz

Dan Albergotti and Joanne Diaz

Jan 042013
 

An Evening with Rosemary Willey and Special Guest Paula Presler

Sat., Feb. 23, 7 to 9 p.m.

Rose Willey Paula Presler

Rose Willey and Paula Presler

Local poet Rosemary Willey, author of Intended Place, will read from her new work. Joining her will be her friend Paula Presler, who will be retiring in June after 23 years as a reading teacher at The Montessori School. For many years, Rosemary has led poetry workshops for Paula’s Montessori students. Paula will share her own poems inspired by Rosemary’s teachings and the pair will also discuss the importance of poetry for young writers. A reception will follow.

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