Michelle Detorie lives in Santa Barbara, California, where she edits Hex Presse and coordinates the Writing Center at Santa Barbara City College. She is the author of numerous chapbooks including Fur Birds (Insert Press), How Hate Got Hand (eohippus labs), and Bellum Letters (Dusie). In 2007, Michelle was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts literature fellowship, and in 2010 she won a direct-to-artist grant from the Santa Barbara Arts Collaborative for her public art project, The Poetry Booth. After-Cave is part of the Experimental Literature curriculum at Indian Springs School.
Heidi Lynn Staples (1971) is a U.S. experimental writer. Her debut collection, Guess Can Gallop (New Issues, 2004) won the New Issues Poetry Prize. She is also the author of Dog Girl (Ahsahta, 2007) and Take Care Fake Bear Torque Cake, A Memoir, which includes her illustrations (Caketrain, 2012). Her poetry has appeared in the Best American Poetry, Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Ploughshares, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and elsewhere. Along with the poet Amy King, she co-founded Poets for Living Waters, an international response to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. She is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Alabama.
Michelle Detorie and Heidi Lynn Staples | 1 December 2014 | 7:30 pm | Indian Springs School Library | Free and open to the public
Michelle Chan Brown’s Double Agent won the 2012 Kore First Book Award, judged by Bhanu Kapil. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Blackbird, Cimarron Review, The Missouri Review, Sycamore Review, Witness and others. A chapbook, The Clever Decoys, is available from LATR Editions (2010). A recipient of scholarships and fellowships from Kundiman, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and others, she lives in Washington DC, where she teaches, writes, and edits Drunken Boat. Her site: www.michellechanbrown.com.
TJ Beitelman reads from his novel, John the Revelator (Black Lawrence, 2014) at the Indian Springs School Visiting Writers Series, 7 April 2014.
T.J. Beitelman’s first full-length collection of poems, In Order to Form a More Perfect Union, was published by Black Lawrence Press in 2012. He’s published two poetry chapbooks, Pilgrims: A Love Story, also from Black Lawrence Press, and Thirteen Curses and Other Love Poems from Dream Horse Press. His stories, poems, and essays have appeared widely in literary magazines, and he has two more titles forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press: John the Revelator, a novel due out in 2013, and Americana, a poetry chapbook, due out in 2015. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where he teaches creative writing at the Alabama School of Fine Arts. He can be found in a parallel universe at www.tjbman.com.
Charles Alexander reading from Pushing Water (Cuneiform Press 2011) at Indian Springs School, 7 April 2014
Poet, Bookmaker, founder/director of Chax Press, Charles Alexander is the author of 5 full-length books of poetry and 10 brief chapbooks of poetry, editor of one critical work on the state of the book arts in America, author of multiple essays, articles, and reviews. His most recent book of poetry is Pushing Water, published by Cuneiform Press. Some Sentences Look for Some Periods, a chapbook, has just been released by Little Red Leaves. Has taught literature and writing at Naropa University, University of Arizona, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on Collected Essays and a new book of poetry. The past winner of the Arizona Arts Award, and participant in the TAMAAS Poetry Translation Seminar in Paris, France, Charles lives in Tucson, Arizona, with his partner, the painter Cynthia Miller. http://chax.org/
All events are free and open to the public; they begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Library at Indian Springs School.
Charles Alexander and TJ Beitelman
Michelle Chan Brown