Join us for a poetry reading with T.R. Hummer, author of Eon, Greg Donovan, author of Torn from the Sun, and Michele Poulos, author of Black Laurel. Free and open to the public.
About T.R. Hummer: T.R. Hummer's most recent books of poetry are the three linked volumes Ephemeron, Skandalon, and Eon (LSU Press), and from Acre Books, After the Afterlife. Former editor in chief of The Kenyon Review, of The New England Review, and of The Georgia Review, he has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in poetry, a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Grant in Poetry, the Richard Wright Award for Artistic Excellence, the Hanes Poetry Prize, and the Donald Justice Award in Poetry. Born on a farm in rural Mississippi, T. R. Hummer is the author of fourteen books of poetry and essays, and he previously taught at Arizona State University, University of Georgia, Virginia Commonwealth University, Kenyon College, University of Oregon, Middlebury College, and Oklahoma State University. He now lives in Cold Spring, NY.
About Greg Donovan: Gregory Donovan is the author of Torn from the Sun and Calling His Children Home (University of Missouri Press, 1993), which won the Devins Award for Poetry. His poetry, essays, and fiction have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, 42opus, diode, Crazyhorse, Hayden's Ferry Review, Gulf Coast, Copper Nickel, and many other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies, including Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets of Virginia (University of Virginia Press, 2003). Among other awards for his writing, he is the recipient of the Robert Penn Warren Award from New England Writers, as well as grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and fellowships from the Ucross Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Donovan is a faculty member in Virginia Commonwealth University's graduate Creative Writing program, where he serves as Director of Creative Writing, and he is Senior Editor for Blackbird.
About Michele Poulos: Michele Poulos's first feature-length documentary film, A Late Style of Fire: Larry Levis, American Poet, had its world premiere at the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival in October. The film is an official selection at seven more film festivals including the 2017 Palm Beach Int'l Film Festival and the 2017 Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. She 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. Her first full-length collection of poems, Black Laurel, was published by Iris Press in March 2016. Her screenplay,Mule Bone Blues, won the 2010 Virginia Screenwriting Competition, and it made it to the second round of the 2017 and 2015 Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and the second round in the 2010 Austin Screenplay Contest. She just completed writing two feature-length comedies: GIMME KEYS! that takes place in Greece, and B-MORE that was co-written with a stand-up comic about a stand-up comic. She is currently writing two more screenplays: an animation and a mystery about a young photographer.