Friday, February 29th, 7pm
Ada Limón's first book, lucky wreck, was the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize. Her second book, This Big Fake World, was the winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize. She is at work on a third book dealing mainly with rivers, sharks, and how to live in the world. Read her poems in Coconut and Tarpaulin Sky.
Melissa Koosmann is a graduate of the University of Arizona MFA program in poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Indiana Review, Diagram, Coconut, and other journals. Here's one at VerseDaily and in Blackbird.
Rebecca Gopoian’s poems have appeared in EOAGH, elimae, The Denver Quarterly, The Cupboard, Tarpaulin Sky, Margie, and others. Her articles, reviews and collaborative comics have appeared in The New York Times, Interfaithfamily.com and LitVert. She lives in Queens with her husband, cartoonist David Heatley, and their two children, Maya and Samuel. Read her in Avatar Review.
Lisa Sewell is the author of The Way Out (Alice James Books) and Name Withheld (Four Way Books), and co-editor, with Claudia Rankine, of American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics (Wesleyan UP). She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters and Commentary, Paris Review, Laurel Review, Denver Quarterly and other journals. She lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Villanova University.