Our first reading of the fall features these three fantastic writers:
Terry Blackhawk is the author of five previous poetry collections, includingEscape Artist, winner of the 2002 John Ciardi Prize. She has received the Foley Poetry Prize, the Pablo Neruda Poetry Prize, the Michigan Governor’s Award for Arts Education, and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. She is founding director of Detroit’s acclaimed InsideOut Literary Arts Project and lives and writes not far from the river in Detroit, Michigan.
Francine J. Harris is a Detroit native whose recent work has appeared inRattle, Callaloo, and Michigan Quarterly Review and she is the author of the recent chapbook between old trees. She is a Cave Canem fellow, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and is currently a Zell Post-MFA Fellowship recipient at the University of Michigan.
C.J. Opperthauser is a Michigander living and teaching in Ohio. His poems have been published in Cleveland Review,Midwestern Gothic, and Controlled Burn, among others. He likes to run and fish, and blogs at http://thicketsandthings.tumblr.com.