Magers & Quinn Booksellers hosts a poetry reading with John McCarthy (Scared Violent Like Horses), Lisa Higgs, and Tracy Zeman.
Lisa Higgs' third chapbook, Earthen Bound, was published by Red Bird Chapbooks in 2019. She is poetry editor for Quiddity International Literary Journal and her book reviews and interviews can be found at the Poetry Foundation, Kenyon Review Online and the Adroit Journal.
John McCarthy is the author of Scared Violent Like Horses, which won the Jake Adam York prize and was published by Milkweed Editions in 2019. He is also the author of Ghost County, which was named a Best Poetry Book of 2016 by the Chicago Review of Books. His work has appeared in the American Literary Review, Copper Nickel, Hayden's Ferry Review, TriQuarterly, and Zone 3. John's work has been featured in anthologies such as Best New Poets 2015 and New Poetry From the Midwest 2017. He edits RHINO Magazine and Quiddity. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.
Tracy Zeman’s first book, Empire, recently won the 2018 New Measure Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Beloit Poetry Journal, Chicago Review, jubilat, TYPO and other journals. She has received a number of residencies, most notably six weeks at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the central Oregon coast. Currently, Zeman is a freelance writer and editor for a number of conservation organizations in the Midwest. She lives outside Detroit, Michigan with her husband and daughter.