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Make sure to check out some of Red Hen Press’ upcoming events in New York City during Fall 2018. These events are featuring many of our Red Hen Press authors, quite a number of which have upcoming books, so don’t miss it!

Poets’ House – September 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM

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Poets House
10 River Terrace,
New York, NY 10282

About the authors:

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.

Bryant Park – September 11th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Bryant Park
Between 42nd Street & Fifth Ave
New York City, NY 10018

About the authors:

Ishion Hutchinson was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. He is the author of two poetry collections, Far District and House of Lords and Commons. He is the recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Writers Award, the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award and the Larry Levis Prize from the Academy of American Poets, among others. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Cornell University and is a contributing editor to the literary journals The Common and Tongue: A Journal of Writing & Art.

 

Sebastian Matthews is the author of the memoir In My Father’s Footsteps; the poetry collections We Generous and Miracle Day; and the graphic “collage” novel Th e Life & Times of American Crow. He is currently working on a novel, a collection of personal essays, and a book of prose poems. Matthews serves on the Vermont Studio Center trustee board and on the advisory board of Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts & Letters.

 

Vievee Francis is the author of Blue-Tail Fly (Wayne State University Press, 2006), Horse in the Dark (Northwestern University Press, 2012), and Forest Primeval (Northwestern University Press, 2016), winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Poetry. She is an associate professor at Dartmou
th College and an associate editor for Callaloo.

 

 

Blas Falconer Blas Falconer is the author of two poetry collections, The Foundling Wheel and A Question of Gravity and Light, and a coeditor of two essay collections, The Other Latin@: Writing Against a Singular Identity and Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. His awards include an NEA Fellowship, the Maureen Egen Writers Exchange, and a Tennessee Individual Artist Grant. He is the poetry editor for The Los Angeles Review and teaches in the low-residency MFA at Murray State University.  His third full-length poetry collection, Forgive the Body This Failure (Four Way Books), is forthcoming in 2018.

 

Bureau of General Services – Queer Division – September 12th, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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BGSQD
208 W 13th St #210,
New York, NY 10011

About the authors:

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.

Eloise Klein Healy has published numerous collections of poetry, including The Islands Project: Poems for Sappho (2007); Passing (2002), a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award in Poetry and Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Lesbian Poetry Prize; and Artemis in Echo Park (1991), which was also nominated for the Lambda Book Award.

 

 

Corrina Bain is a gender-liminal writer and performer based in Brooklyn, New York. He has a long history in poetry slam, has been a featured reader on finals stage in 2004, and is a member and coach of multiple slam teams. He has shared stages with Jim Carroll, Patricia Smith, Dorothy Allison, and Saul Williams. He is the author of the full-length poetry collectionDebridement (Great Weather for Media 2015,) and has also published work in journals and anthologies such as PANK, decomP, Muzzle Magazine, BOOTH, and the Everyman’s Library book Villanelles. Bain has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

 

Cornelia Street Cafe – September 13th, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia St,
New York, NY 10014

About the authors:

Cai Emmons is the author of the novels His Mother’s Son and The Stylist and, most recently, Weather Woman. A graduate of Yale University, with MFAs from New York University and the University of Oregon, Cai is formerly a playwright and screenwriter. Her short work has appeared in such publications as TriQuarterly, Narrative, Arts and Culture, among others. She teaches in the University of Oregon’s Creative Writing Program.

 

 

tammy lynne stoner’s work has been selected for more than a dozen anthologies and literary journals. Stemming from what her grandmother calls her “gypsy blood,” Tammy has lived in 15 cities, working as a biscuit maker, a medical experimentee, a forklift operator, a gas station attendant, and a college instructor, among other odd jobs. She is the creator of Dottie’s Magic Pockets and the publisher of Gertrude Press, based in Portland, OR, where she lives with her lady-friend, Karena, and their three kids.

 

Brittany Ackerman is a writer from Riverdale, New York.  She earned her BA in English from Indiana University and graduated from Florida Atlantic University’s MFA program in Creative Writing.  She is a Critical Studies instructor at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts where she teaches Archetypal Psychology as well as Applied Logic and Critical Thinking.  She was the 2017 Nonfiction Award Winner for Red Hen Press, as well as the AWP Intro Journals Project Award Nominee in 2015.  She currently lives in Los Angeles.

 

Jamie Yourdon, a freelance editor and technical expert, received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. His short fiction has appeared in the Alaska Quarterly ReviewUnderneath the Juniper Tree, and Chicago Literati, and he has contributed essays and interviews to Booktrib. Froelich’s Ladder(Forest Avenue, August 2016) is his debut novel. He lives in Portland, Oregon.