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Red Hen Press at Poets HouseDate: Sep 8th, 2018
Time: 4:00 pm
Location: Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282
Featuring B.H. Fairchild, Ron Koertge, and Amber Flora Thomas
B.H. Fairchild was born in Houston, Texas and grew up there and in small towns in west Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas and University of Tulsa and now lives with his wife in Claremont, California. His awards include the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Bobbitt Award from the Library of Congress, and the California Book Awards Gold Medal (for Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest), and the Kingsley Tufts Award, William Carlos Williams Award, and Pen Center West Award for The Art of the Lathe, which was also a finalist for the National Book Award. He has also received the Arthur Rense Prize from the Academy of Arts and Letters and the Modern Poetry Award from Sewanee Review for the body of his work, as well as Guggenheim and Rockefeller/Bellagio Fellowships and two NEA Fellowships. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Paris Review, Poetry, Hudson Review, Sewanee Review and many other journals and anthologies.
Ron Koertge A prolific writer, Ron Koertge is the author of many books of poetry, prose, novels-in-verse, and fiction for teenagers. His most recent book of poems, Vampire Planet, was released in 2016 from Red Hen Press. Ron is the recipient of grants from the N.E.A. and the California Arts Council. He is a 2017 Puschart Prize winner. His fiction has been honored by the American Library Association, and two novels received PEN awards, among other accolades. He currently lives in South Pasadena, CA.
Amber Flora Thomas is the author of two collections of poems: EYE OF WATER, selected by Harryette Mullen as the winner of the 2004 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and THE RABBITS COULD SING, selected by Peggy Shumaker for the Alaska Literary Series in 2011. A recipient of the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize, and Ann Stanford Prize, her poetry has appeared in Callaloo, Orion Magazine, Alaska Quarterly Review, Saranac Review, and Crab Orchard Review, as well as Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry and numerous other journals and anthologies. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and faculty member. She received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. She was born and raised in northern California.