POETRY READING FEATURING JENNIFER K. SWEENEY & CHAD SWEENEY*
FRIDAY, FEB. 12 @ 6:30 p.m.
BROOKS GALLERY, WALLMAN HALL
FAIRMONT STATE UNIVERSITY
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
FABULOUS REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED!
Jennifer K. Sweeney’s second poetry collection, How to Live on Bread and Music, received the 2009 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets as well as the Perugia Press Prize. Her first book, Salt Memory, won the 2006 Main Street Rag Poetry Award. Nominated six times for a Pushcart Prize, her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Southern Review, Hunger Mountain, Crab Orchard, Spoon River and Passages North where she won the 2009 Elinor Benedict Poetry Prize. She was awarded a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission and a residency from Hedgebrook. Sweeney holds an MFA from Vermont College and serves as assistant editor for DMQ Review.
Chad Sweeney is the author of three books of poetry, Parable of Hide and Seek (Alice James, 2010), Arranging the Blaze (Anhinga, 2009), and An Architecture (BlazeVox, 2007). He edited the anthology Days I Moved Through Ordinary Sounds: The Teachers of WritersCorps in Poetry and Prose (City Lights, 2009) and is coeditor of Parthenon West Review. His poems have appeared widely including in Best American Poetry and Verse Daily. He holds an MFA from San Francisco State University and is a PhD candidate in literature/poetry at Western Michigan University, where he teaches poetry and serves as assistant editor of New Issues Press.
SPONSORED BY KESTREL: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE & ART
THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
& THE CENTER FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE AT FSU
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*YES, THEY’RE MARRIED!