Collected Poets Series: July Ed.

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This Thursday, July 2nd, at 7:30pm, the Collected Poets Series features Dara Wier, Lesle Lewis, and Elizabeth Hughey.  This will be our last reading until October, so don’t miss out!

Dara Wier‘s books include Selected Poems, Remnants of Hannah, Reverse Rapture, Hat on a Pond, and Voyages in English.  Awards include American Poetry Review’s Jerome Shestack Prize, fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and Massachusetts Cultural Council.  Limited editions are (X IN FIX) and Fly on the Wall.  Recent poems and stories can be found in American Poetry Review, New American Writing, Fou, The Canary, Bat City Quarterly, Mississippi Review, slope, Hollins Critic, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, Conduit, Crazyhorse, Court Green and Gulf Coast.  Poet-in-residence at the University of Montana, University of Texas, Emory University, and University of Utah, in 2005 she held the Louis Rubin chair at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  She directs the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Her book, Reverse Rapture, was awarded The Poetry Center & American Poetry Archives 2006 book of the year prize.  She edits, along with Emily Pettit and Guy Pettit, Factory Hollow Press.

Lesle Lewis‘ books include Small Boat (winner of the 2002 Iowa Poetry Prize) and Landscapes I & II (Alice James Books 2006). She’s had poems appear in many journals including American Letters and Commentary, Green Mountains Review, Barrow Street, Mudfish, LIT, Sentence, The Massachusetts Review, Pool, The Cincinnati Review, The Hollins Critic, The Mississippi Review, and jubilat.  Lesle teaches at Landmark College in Putney, VT and lives in Alstead, New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Hughey is the author of Sunday Houses the Sunday House, which won the 2006 Iowa Poetry Prize.  New poems have recently been published in Lungfull, Zoland Poetry, and Free Verse.  She is a contributing editor to the literary magazine Bateau, and a 2008 Massachusetts Cultural Council fellow. Elizabeth grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where she has recently returned to live with her husband, non-fiction writer Chip Brantley, and their son, Angus.

For more information about this month’s poets and selected reading, please visit the Collected Poets Series website.

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