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Poetry Reading with Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Michele Poulos, and Dorinda Wegener.

  • Chop Suey Books 2913 West Cary Street Richmond, VA, 23221 United States (map)

Join us for a poetry reading with Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, Michele Poulos, and Dorinda Wegener.

Harrison Candelaria Fletcher is the author of two hybrid memoirs, Descanso For My Father: Fragments Of A Life, and his latest, Presentimiento: A Life In Dreams, winner of the 2015 Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize. His work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including New Letters, Fourth Genre and Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction published by W.W. Norton. He is the recipient of the Colorado Book Award, the International Book Award, the New Letters and Sonora Review essay awards, and fellowships from the Arizona Poetry Center and Vermont Studio Center. A native New Mexican, he teaches in the MFA in Writing Programs at Virginia Commonwealth University and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Michele Poulos is an award-winning poet, screenwriter, and filmmaker. She holds a BFA in filmmaking from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, an MFA degree in poetry from Arizona State University, and an MFA in fiction from Virginia Commonwealth University. She recently completed directing and producing a feature-length documentary film titled A Late Style of Fire about the late poet Larry Levis. Her first full-length collection of poems, Black Laurel, is forthcoming from Iris Press in March 2016. Her chapbook, A Disturbance in the Air, won the 2012 Slapering Hol Press competition, and her poetry has been anthologized in Best New Poets 2012 (chosen by Matthew Dickman) as well as The Southern Poetry Anthology.  Her screenplay, Mule Bone Blues, won the 2010 Virginia Screenwriting Competition, and it made it to the second round of the 2015 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and the second round in the 2010 Austin Screenplay Contest. She just completed co-writing a feature-length romantic comedy about a stand-up comic. 

Dorinda Wegener is Co-founder of Trio House Press, a non-profit publisher of distinct voices in American poetry. Her chapbook, 5 Poems by Dorinda Wegener, was solicited by Dămfīno Press for their Five Poems Series 2015. She is a former Showcased Poet selected by the NH State Council of the Arts and the NH Poet Laureate, now anthologized within Poet Showcase: an Anthology of New Hampshire Poets (Hobblebush Books, 2015). Wegener’s work appears or is forthcoming in The Antioch Review, Indiana Review, Hotel Amerika, and Berkeley Poetry Review, et al. She currently resides with her family in Richmond, VA.

Free & open to the public.