Improved Lighting Reading Series
poetry readings by
Tom AndesTraci Brimhall
plus music by
Saturday, April 28, 7pm
@ The Art Experience
641 MLK Blvd.
$1-5 suggested donation
Improved Lighting Reading Series hosts monthly readings, mostly poetry and mostly Saturdays, with occasional musical acts, at Nightbird Books. Free admission. Curated by Roger Barrett, Kaveh Bassiri, and Matthew Henriksen.
Visit us at improvedlighting.blogspot.com.
Author Bios and Links
Tom Andes’ poetry, fiction, and criticism have appeared or will be forthcoming in News from the Republic of Letters, Santa Clara Review, Mantis, Bateau, Everyday Genius, 3:AM Magazine, elimae, Pif, and the Rumpus, among other publications. A hand-sewn chapbook, Life Before the Storm and Other Stories, appeared in a limited run from Cannibal Books in 2010. His story “The Hit,” which first appeared in Xavier Review, will appear in Best American Mystery Stories 2012. He lives in Oakland, California.
Traci Brimhall is the author of Our Lady of the Ruins (forthcoming from W.W. Norton), selected by Carolyn Forché for the 2011 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award and finalist for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award. Her poems have appeared in New England Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Slate, The Missouri Review, Kenyon Review, FIELD, Indiana Review and Southern Review. She is a former Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, a current Emerging Writer Fellow at The Writer’s Center, and the 2012 Summer Poet in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She has also received scholarships and fellowships to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference and the Disquiet International Literary Program. She holds degrees from Florida State University and Sarah Lawrence College. Currently, she teaches creative writing at Western Michigan University where she is a doctoral candidate and a King/Chávez/Parks Fellow. She also serves as Editor at Large for Loaded Bicycle.
A native of Virginia, Corrie Williamson is completing her third year in the MFA Program at the University of Arkansas, where she has taught and served as director of the Writers in the Schools Program. She received the 2011 Walton Fellowship in Poetry, and recently her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Fourteen Hills, The Southeast Review, cream city review, 32 Poems, and elsewhere.
Chris Wong is the author of “Songs for Margaret Cravens.” His work has appeared in a number of journals, including Art Amiss, Caffeine Destiny and the Shadyside Review. He currently lives in Fayetteville, AR where he teaches English at the University of Arkansas.
The Rhubarbs is the musical project of Sam King, Katy Henriksen, and C. Violet Eaton. They cover Richard Pryor-approved songs on guitar, banjo, and voice.