RESCHEDULED - Columbus: Four Way Books Spring Reading
*Due to the inclement weather, this event has unforunately been rescheduled to Friday, March 23rd at 7pm at Book Culture on 112th*
Join us at Book Culture on Columbus for the Four Way Books Spring Reading on Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm. The reading will feature Carol Moldaw, Ben Purkert, Valerie Wallace, Michael Collins, and Michelle Whittaker.
Michael Collins’ poems have received Pushcart Prize nominations and appeared in more than 70 journals and magazines. He is also the author of the chapbooks How to Sing when People Cut off your Head and Leave it Floating in the Water and Harbor Mandala and the full-length collections Psalmandala and Appearances. He teaches creative and expository writing at New York University and the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center and is the Director of Studies at Why There Are Words Press and curator of the New York City branch of the national Why There Are Words Reading Series. Visit notthatmichaelcollins.com for more.
Carol Moldaw is an award-winning author of one novel and six books of poetry, including her most recent collection Beauty Refracted (Four Way Books, March 2018). The recipient of an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship in Poetry, a Pushcart Prize, as well as other honors, Moldaw received her M.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University. She has taught in many writing programs and conferences, and in the spring of 2011 served as the Louis D. Rubin, Jr., Writer-in-Residence at Hollins University. Currently Moldaw teaches privately and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with her husband and daughter.
Ben Purkert’s debut poetry collection For the Love of Endings was published by Four Way Books in March 2018. He teaches creative writing at Rutgers New Brunswick. His poems and essays have appeared in Agni, Boston Review, Guernica, Kenyon Review, The New Yorker, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. He holds degrees from Harvard and NYU, where he was a New York Times Fellow.
Valerie Wallace’s debut poetry collection House of McQueen, winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize, selected by Vievee Francis, was published by Four Way Books in March 2018. She is also the author of the chapbook The Dictators’ Guide to Good Housekeeping (dancing girl press 2011). Her work was chosen by Margaret Atwood for the 2012 Atty Award, and she has received an Illinois Arts Council Literary Award and the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference Award in Poetry. She earned her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is Associate Director, Communications for the project Virtue, Happiness, & the Meaning of Life at the University of Chicago and teaches courses and workshops throughout the Chicago area. valeriewallace.net.
Michelle Whittaker’s poems have been published in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Narrative, Vinyl Poetry, The Southampton Review and other publications. She was awarded a Cave Canem Fellowship for African American poetry, Pushcart Special Mention, and an NYFA/NYSCA 2017 Fellowship in Poetry. Her book, Surge, was recently released by Great Weather for Media. Currently, she teaches in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stony Brook University.www.michellewhittakerpoet.com