THE EXQUISITE READING with Jennifer L. Knox, Ada Limón, Shane Book, and Melissa Stein

Sunday, May 15, 3pm – Poetry

THE EXQUISITE READING with Jennifer L. Knox, Ada Limón, Shane Book, Jeffrey McDaniel, and Melissa Stein

You won’t know what’s coming next—because we don’t, either!

Join five stellar poets for a lively, fast-paced, round-robin reading.

Act I:  Each poem must relate to the last one, or else.
Act II:  You’ll tell us what to read. Really.
Act III:  We’ll read your exquisite corpse. (You know you’re intrigued.)

Admission is FREE.* Much fun will be had—we guarantee it!**


* Except for the requested donation of one little line for the exquisite corpse.

** “Fun,” of course, is a subjective term. Please don’t sue us—
we’re poets and we don’t have any money.

JENNIFER L. KNOX’s new book of poems, The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway, is available from Bloof Books. Her first two books of poems, A Gringo Like Me and Drunk by Noon, are also available from Bloof. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, and three times in The Best American Poetry series. www.jenniferlknox.com


JEFFREY MCDANIEL is the author of four books: Alibi School, The Forgiveness Parade, The Splinter Factory, and, most recently, The Endarkenment (University of Pittsburgh Press). He is the recipient of an NEA fellowship, and his poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 1994 and 2010.


ADA LIMÓN grew up in Glen Ellen and Sonoma, California. A graduate of New York University’s MFA Creative Writing Program, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Harvard Review, and Poetry Daily. She is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck, This Big Fake World, and Sharks in the Rivers. She is currently at work on a novel, a book of essays, and a new collection of poems. www.adalimon.com


SHANE BOOK is the author of Ceiling of Sticks, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. His work has appeared in numerous American, British, and Canadian magazines, in anthologies, and on film, and his honors include a New York Times Fellowship in Poetry, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a National Magazine Award.


MELISSA STEIN is the author of the poetry collection Rough Honey, winner of the 2010 APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Her work has appeared in Southern Review, Harvard Review, Best New Poets 2009, New England Review, and many other journals and anthologies. She has received residency fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Djerassi Foundation, and her work has won several awards. A Philadelphia-area native, she is a freelance editor and writer in San Francisco. www.melissastein.com


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