Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our good friends, the Monsters of Poetry, are presenting a reading featuring Matthew Zapruder, Steve Healey, Heather June Gibbons, and Zach Savich this Friday, March 25, at the Gates of Heaven Synagogue in James Madison Park, Corner of E. Gorham and N. Butler, at 8pm.

BYOB and a $3 suggested donation will still get you a raffle ticket for signed copies of books by the readers and other fantastical miscellany.

Matthew Zapruder is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts (Copper Canyon), selected as one of the top 5 poetry books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly, and winner of the Goodreads Readers' Choice Award for Poetry. His poems, essays and translations have appeared in many publications, including Open City, Bomb, Slate, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Tin House, Harvard Review, Paris Review, The New Republic, The Boston Review, The New Yorker, McSweeney's, The Believer, Real Simple, and The Los Angeles Times. He has received a William Carlos Williams Award, a May Sarton Award from the Academy of American Arts and Sciences, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. An editor for Wave Books and a member of the permanent faculty in the low residency MFA program in Creative Writing at UC Riverside-Palm Desert, he lives in San Francisco.

Steve Healey is the author of two books of poetry, 10 Mississippi and Earthling. He lives in Minneapolis.

Zach Savich is the author of three books of poetry, Full Catastrophe Living (2009), Annulments (2010), and The Firestorm (2011), as well as a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (2010), and a book of creative nonfiction on art and the imagination, Events Film Cannot Withstand, forthcoming from Rescue Press in 2011. He has won the Iowa Poetry Prize, the Colorado Prize for Poetry, Omnidawn Press’ Chapbook Competition, and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s Open Competition. His poems, essays, and reviews appear widely in journals such as A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, and Gulf Coast. He serves as book review editor with The Kenyon Review.

Heather June Gibbons grew up on an island in Washington State and received her MFA from the University of Iowa. Her poems appear in Southeast Review, Gulf Coast, Drunken Boat, New Ohio Review, Blackbird, Juked, Third Coast, Pebble Lake Review, Cincinnati Review, Anti-, Best New Poets, and elsewhere. She teaches creative writing and literature at Purdue University.

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