Sunday, November 7, 2010

Blue Ox Reading, 11/18

A Blue Ox Reading

Nov. 18th, 7:30 pm
Gates of Heaven Synagogue
302 East Gorham

The second and final Blue Ox Reading for the fall will be held Thursday, November 18th at 7:30 pm at the Gates of Heaven Synagogue (302 East Gorham), off James Madison Park. The Blue Ox Series presents the work of students in their second year of the MFA Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

JACQUES J. RANCOURT was raised in Maine and is now pursuing his MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he acts as poetry editor for Devil's Lake. His poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming from 32 Poems, Beloit Poetry Journal, Passages North, Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art, among others, and his work has been anthologized in Dzanc's Best of the Web.

LOUISA DIODATO is an MFA candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she holds the Martha Meier-Renk Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Poetry and acts as Managing Editor/Webmaster for Devil's Lake. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming from Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, and Cimarron Review, among others. She was awarded a 2009 Julia Fonville Smithson Prize from Bucknell University and a 2009-2010 AWP Intro Journals Award.

KAI CARLSON-WEE was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and grew up in Northfield and Moorhead, Minnesota, moved to California for a while, returned to Minneapolis. Went abroad for a while. Spent the last few years traveling around, living here and there, doing this and that, hiking to high places, surviving himself as a cook. He likes to drink coffee and watch movies and rollerblade. He is currently working on an MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he serves as the Devil's Lake media coordinator.

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