Join us for a reading by authors Keetje Kuipers, Erika Meither, and Geffrey Davis.
Keetje is the author of two collections of poetry. Beautiful in the Mouth (BOA Editions) was selected by Thomas Lux as the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Named one of the top ten debut poetry books of 2010 by Poets & Writers, her first book also appeared in the top ten on the contemporary poetry bestseller list. Her second collection, The Keys to the Jail (BOA 2014), was nominated for the LA Times Book Prize in poetry and was a book club selection for The Rumpus. A recipient of the Pushcart Prize, her poems, essays, and short stories have appeared in such publications as American Poetry Review, Orion, and the anthology Best American Poetry.
Meitner is a first-generation American: her father is from Haifa, Israel; her mother was born in a refugee camp in Stuttgart, Germany. She was born and raised in Queens and Long Island, New York. Meitner is the author of five books of poems. Her first book, Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore, won the 2002 Robert Dana-Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and was published in 2003 by Anhinga Press. Her second book, Ideal Cities, was selected by Paul Guest as a winner of the 2009 National Poetry Series competition, and was published in 2010 by HarperCollins. Her third collection, Makeshift Instructions for Vigilant Girls, was published by Anhinga Press in 2011. Her fourth collection of poems, Copia, was published by BOA Editions in 2014, and her newest collection, Holy Moly Carry Me, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in September of 2018.
Davis is the author of two full-length collections of poetry:Night Angler (BOA Editions 2019), winner of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets, and Revising the Storm (BOA Editions 2014), winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Finalist. He also coauthored the chapbook Begotten (URB Books 2016) with F. Douglas Brown. A native of the Pacific Northwest, Davis teaches with the University of Arkansas’s MFA Program in Creative Writing & Translation and withThe Rainier Writing Workshop low-residency MFA program. He also serves as poetry editor for Iron Horse Literary Review.
The following day, there will be a ticketed workshop with these writers.