@Noon Reading Series Fall 2014
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Monday, September 22, 2014 – Katherine Bode-Lang
Katherine Bode-Lang earned her MFA in poetry at Penn State University, where she taught creative writing and composition and is now an IT Trainer in the Office of Research Protections. She lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband, Andrew. Her first full-length collection, The Reformation, is the winner of the 2014 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, chosen by Stephen Dunn, and forthcoming in Fall 2014.
David Rothman is the Director of the Poetry Concentration with an Emphasis on Form in the new low-residency MFA program at Western State College of Colorado, and also teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. He is Founding Editor and Publisher of Conundrum Press, and served for six years as Headmaster of Crested Butte Academy, an independent school in Colorado. He is President of the Robinson Jeffers Association and sits on a number of non-profit boards.
Monday, October 6, 2014 – Laura Mullen
Laura Mullen is a Professor at Louisiana State University. She is the author of five books: three collections of poetry— The Surface , After I Was Dead , and Subject —and two hybrid texts, The Tales of Horror (Kelsey Street Press 1999) and Murmur (futurepoem books 2007). Prizes for her poetry include Ironwood 's Stanford Prize, and she has been awarded a Board of Regents ATLAS grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Rona Jaffe Award, among other honors.
Roy Mash writes a deliciously engaging and clever sort of object poem. With an exhilarating precision, his poems uncover those illuminating perceptions that lie buried beneath the commonplace.
Tung-Hui Hi – Monday, October 27, 2014
Poet and media scholar Tung-Hui Hu was born in San Francisco and educated at Princeton University, the University of Michigan, and the University of California-Berkeley. His collections of poetry include The Book of Motion (2003); Mine (2007), which won the Eisner Prize; and Greenhouses, Lighthouses (2013). He is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan..
Monday, November 3, 2014 – Benjamin Busch
Following his graduation from Vassar College Benjamin Busch served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps deploying for two combat tours in Iraq. His written work has been published in Harper’s, and was notable in the 2010 Best American Essays anthology. His photographs have been featured in Five Points, Connecticut Review, Photography Quarterly, and War, Literature, & the Arts. As an actor, he is best known for his appearances in Homicide, The Wire, Generation Kill, and The Beast. His first film, Sympathetic Details, came out in 2008 winning numerous international film awards, and his new film as writer/director, BRIGHT, was released in January 2011. His 2012 memoir Dust to Dust is a Michigan Notable Book.
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