This summer poets Traci Brimhall, Glenn Shaheen, and Kyle McCord are doing readings across the Midwest. As part of their tour, they’re reading at Beaverdale Books in Des Moines. The reading is Thursday, August 2nd from 7:00-8:30.
About the authors:
Glenn Shaheen received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently lives in Michigan, where he co-edits the journal NANO Fiction. His book of poems, Predatory, won the Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize, and is available from the University of Pittsburgh Press. Additionally, he presently serves on the board of directors for the Radius of Arab-American Writers, Inc.
Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (forthcoming from W.W. Norton), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Kenyon Review, Slate, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, The Missouri Review, and elsewhere. She was the 2008-09 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and currently teaches at Western Michigan University, where she is a doctoral associate and King/Chávez/ParksFellow.
Kyle McCord is the author of three books of poetry: Galley of the Beloved in Torment (Dream Horse Press 2009) winner of 2008 Orphic Prize, a co-written book of epistolary poems entitled Informal Invitations to a Traveler (Gold Wake Press 2011) and Sympathy from the Devil forthcoming from Gold Wake Press in 2013. He has work featured in Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Journal, Catch-Up, Gulf Coast, Volt and elsewhere. His critical work has appeared in Diode, Rattle, and Pleiades where he is a regular reviewer. He’s received grants or awards from the Academy of American Poets, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Iowa Poetry Association. He’s the 2012 recipient of the Baltic Writing Residency. Along with Wendy Xu, he is a co-founder of the Younger American Poets Reading Series and co-edits iO: A Journal of New American Poetry. He is a teaching fellow in the PhD program in Creative Writing at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX.
It should be a great chance to hear some terrific Midwestern poets. Hope to see you there!
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