Indian Springs Visiting Writers Series

Fall 2014 ISSVWS Events

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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.

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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.

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.
Event is 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.

Event is free and open to the public.

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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/

Poets Charles Alexander and TJ Beitelman join us for a poetry reading at Springs, 4/7 at 7:30 pm in the Library. Free and open to the public.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/ 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 atwww.tjbman.com.
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Poets Charles Alexander and TJ Beitelman join us for a poetry reading at Springs, 4/7 at 7:30 pm in the Library. Free and open to the public.

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/ 

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 atwww.tjbman.com.


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ISSVWS Spring 2014 Schedule

All events are free and open to the public; they begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Library at Indian Springs School.

7 April 
Charles Alexander and TJ Beitelman

14 April

Michelle Chan Brown

28 April

Charles Jensen

ISSVWS’s 2013-14 Season kicks off with Ann Fisher-Wirth, who recently edited The Ecopoetry Anthology, ISS’s poetry anthology for the Critical Reading and Analytical Writing curriculum. We are thrilled to be able to host Fisher-Wirth, who will talk with our English classes about anthologies, ecopoetics, and the politics of poetry, and give a reading and book signing in the evening. The poetry reading and book signing are open to the public and begin at 7:30 pm.Ann Fisher-Wirth’s fourth book of poems, Dream Cabinet, was published by Wings Press in 2012. Her other books of poems are Carta Marina, Blue Window, and Five Terraces. She coedited The Ecopoetry Anthology, published by Trinity University Press early in 2013. Her poems appear widely and have received numerous awards, including a Malahat Review Long Poem Prize, the Rita Dove Poetry Award, the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Poetry Award, two Mississippi Arts Commission fellowships, and twelve Pushcart nominations including a Special Mention. She teaches at the University of Mississippi, where she also directs the minor in Environmental Studies. And she teaches yoga at Southern Star Yoga Studio in Oxford, MS.

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