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Creative Writing alumni reading at Prout Chapel

Posted by bgsuenglish on September 23, 2010

Four alumni of the Creative Writing program will gather to read from their recent work tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Prout Chapel. All four are contributors to the recently released anthology The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice.

John Bradley is the author of Love-In-Idleness: The Poetry of Roberto Zingarello (Word Works), Terrestrial Music (Curbstone), and War on Words (BlazeVOX). He edited Atomic Ghost: Poets Respond to the Nuclear Age (Coffee House), Learning to Glow: A Nuclear Reader (University of Arizona Press), and Eating the Pure Light: Homage to Thomas McGrath (Backwaters Press). He teaches at Northern Illinois University and lives in DeKalb, Illinois, with his wife, Jana, and their cats, Kiki and Zuzu.

Born in Belencito, Colombia in 1961, Maurice Kilwein Guevara grew up in and around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He has published four collections of poetry, two of which, Postmortem (1994) and Autobiography of So-and-S Poems in Prose (2001), trace his early experiences en route from Colombia to Pennsylvania. Guevara is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he teaches graduate-level courses in creative writing and Latino studies. His work has appeared in numerous anthologies and literary magazines.

Gary L. McDowell is author of the forthcoming poetry collection, American Amen (Dream Horse Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Orphic Prize, and two chapbooks, They Speak of Fruit (Copper Dillon Books, 2009) and The Blueprint (Pudding House, 2005). He is a doctoral candidate at Western Michigan University.

F. Daniel Rzicznek’s poetry collections include Divination Machine (Parlor Press, forthcoming in late 2009), Neck of the World (Utah State University Press, 2007) and Cloud Tablets (Kent State University Press, 2006). Rzicznek teaches at Bowling Green State University.

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