Grady Chambers was born and raised in Chicago. He was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, attended the MFA program at Syracuse University, and has received fellowships from the Norman Mailer Center and the New York State Summer Writers Institute.

Grady Chambers Wins Inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize

Milkweed Editions, in partnership with Riva Ariella Ritvo-Slifka and the Alan B. Slifka Foundation, is pleased to announce that Grady Chambers is the winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize. For his manuscript, North American Stadiums, chosen by acclaimed poet and judge Henri Cole, Chambers will receive $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions in June 2018.

Jordan Bascom is the Marketing Assistant at Milkweed Editions. She began her tenure at Milkweed as an intern in 2017, and prior to that she interned at Mpls.St.Paul Magazine and worked in membership development at Rotary International. She received a BA from Northwestern University, where she studied classics and English.

Jordan assists with a range of publicity, marketing, and communications related tasks.

Tampa, FL – 03/10/2018

Poet Ada Limón will discuss with other panelists bad advice from their peers.

Tampa, FL – 03/08/2018

Ada Limón speaks on a panel addressing the question:How do poets vary the voices of their speakers for personal ends? 

St. Paul, MN – 12/15/2017

Amy and Dave Freeman discuss A Year in the Wilderness, an illustrated account of a year spent in the Boundary Waters.

San Antonio, TX – 04/19/2018

Join Analicia Sotelo in her talk Virgin Territory: Latinidad, Femininity & Artistic Practice. (light refreshments at 5:30)

Lewisburg, PA – 03/27/2018

Bucknell University hosts a poetry and fiction reading with Analicia Sotelo and Matthew Neill Null.

Vienna, VA – 04/27/2018

David Keplinger will read from his new poetry collection, Another City.


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