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September 28, 2002 – Charles Harper Webb

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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CharlesHarperWebbSeptember 28 – Charles Harper Webb has a new novel (Ursula Lake), twelve poetry collections (the latest being Sidebend World), and collected essays titled A Million MFAs Are Not Enough. His “stand-up” West Coast poetry brings comedy, relevance, and vision to the literary scene. A qualified psychotherapist, he teaches Creative Writing at California State University, Long Beach.

October 26, 2022 – M. Bartley Seigel

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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MBartleySeigleOctober 26 – M. Bartley Seigel, Poet Laureate Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, lives in Ojibwe homelands and Treaty of 1842 territory on the shores of Lake Superior. His poems appear in Poetry Magazine, Michigan Quarterly Review, and his book—This Is What They Say. He is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Michigan Technological University in Houghton.

November 30, 2022 – Richard Terrill and Patricia Barnes

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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RichardTerrell2November 30 – Richard Terrill’s seven books of poetry and prose take on subjects ranging from his work as a jazz saxophonist, to teaching English in a remote Chinese city, to imagined conversations with the past. His new book of essays, Essentially, seeks the “essential” in trout fishing, hearing loss, classic American movies, and much more. http://www.richardterrill.com. 

PatBarnesNovember 30 – Patricia Barnes writes, makes art, and watches the Detroit River from her home in Wyandotte. She has won numerous prizes in ten poetry contests and her work has appeared in Peninsula PoetsThe MacGuffinThird Wednesday, and Water Music: The Great Lake State Poetry Anthology. Her latest book of poems is Cup of Home.

July 27, 2022 – Jim Daniels

7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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JimDanielsJim Daniels’ most recent of thirty poetry collections is Gun/Shy. Other recent books include The Perp Walk (fiction) and RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music (2020), co-edited with M. L. Liebler. A native of Detroit, he lives in Pittsburgh and teaches in the Alma College low-residency MFA program.

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June 22, 2022 / Shutta Crum & Mike Maggio

June 22, 2022
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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ShuttaCrum Shutta Crum has poems published in Typehouse, 3rd Wednesday, Blue Unicorn, Acumen, and a chapbook, When You Get Here, which won a gold Royal Palm Literary Award. Her newest book is The Way to THE River. Of her many books for young readers, THUNDER-BOOMER! was chosen by Smithsonian Magazine and American Library Association as a notable book.


MikeMaggioMike Maggio, poet and fiction writer from DC Area, has had work published in Potomac Review, Pleiades, and L.A. Weekly. His newest of several books of poems is Let’s Call It Paradise. His recent novel is In the Valley of Granite and Steel, and Letters from Inside is a collection of his stories.

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May 25, 2022 / Miles David Moore

May 25, 2022
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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MilesDavidMooreMiles David Moore is film reviewer for the online arts magazine Scene4 and author of three books of poetry: The Bears of Paris, Rollercoaster, and the recent Man on Terrace with Wine. From 1994 to 2017 he organized and hosted the IOTA poetry reading series in Arlington, Va., where he lives.


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April 27, 2022 / Colby Cedar Smith

Wednesday, April 27, 2022


ColbyCedarSmithApril 27 – Colby Cedar Smith has poems published in Pleiades, Mid-American Review, and The Iowa Review. Her debut novel in verse, Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit, is a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, an American Booksellers Association Indie Next Pick, and a Cybils Award Nominee. She was awarded a New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry.

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March 23 / Margaret Rozga & Angie Trudell Vasquez

Wednesday, March 23, 2021
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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MargaretRogzaMargaret Rozga’s fifth book of poems is Holding My Selves Together: New and Selected Poems (2021). While Wisconsin Poet Laureate in 2019-2020, she co-edited Through This Door: Wisconsin in Poems with Angie Trudell Vasquez. Margaret is currently the inaugural artist/scholar at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee at Waukesha Field Station. Website: margaretrozga.com

ATrudellVasquez
Angie Trudell Vasquez
is a Mexican-American writer, editor, publisher, and Poet Laureate of Madison, Wisconsin. She holds an MFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her books of poetry are In Light, Always Light (Finishing Line Press, 2019) and My People Redux (2022). She is a fellow of Sandra Cisneros’ Macondo Writers Workshop.

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December 1, 2021 / Judith McCombs & Molly Spencer

A twin bill for our monthly reading on a special date (due to Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, December 1, 2021
7 – 8:30 PM Via Zoom
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JudithMcCombsJudith McCombs grew up nomadic in a geodetic surveyor’s family. Her poems appear in Poetry, Shenandoah, Nimrod, and in five books including The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New. She has taught at Wayne State U. and in the Washington, D.C. area. She received awards from Michigan and Maryland State Arts Councils


MollySpencerMolly Spencer has recent poems published in Blackbird, Los Angeles Review, and Prairie Schooner. She is the author of the poetry collections If the House, winner of the Brittingham Prize, and Hinge, winner of the Crab Orchard Open Competition. She teaches writing at the University of Michigan. 

 

February 23, 2022 / Ron Koertge

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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RonKoertgeRon Koertge began publishing poetry in the 1960’s and has published more than twenty books of poetry. His poems continue to appear in independent poetry journals. His recent books include Yellow Moving Van (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), Olympusville (Red Hen Press, 2018), and Vampire Planet (Red Hen Press, 2016).

In 2018 a film based on Ron’s prose poem “Negative Space,” created by Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Animated Short Film.

Ron was a faculty member for more than 35 years at Pasadena City College. He also taught in the MFA Writing for Children & Young Adults program at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Ron is the author of many celebrated novels for young adults, including Coaltown Jesus, Stoner & Spaz, and Shakespeare Bats Cleanup.

Ron and his wife live in Pasadena, California, in a house featured in Halloween, one of the most iconic horror films of all time.

Mr. Koertge’s author website can be found at: https://ronkoertge.com/