Claire Wahmanholm is the author of Wilder, selected by Rick Barot as winner of the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, and Night Vision, winner of the 2017 New Michigan Press/DIAGRAM chapbook competition. She lives and teaches in the Twin Cities.

Minneapolis, MN – 09/19/2018

Poet, publisher, and educator Kelly Forsythe reads from Perennial (Coffee House Press), her debut collection of poems exploring adolescence, trauma, and gun violence.

Minneapolis, MN – 09/23/2018

Join us for this Sunday conversation between music critic and former Minneapolitan Jessica Hopper and poet Danez Smith, in celebration of Hopper’s new memoir, Night Moves (University of Texas Press).

St. Anthony, MN – 07/18/2018

Brian Laidlaw will be featured at Silverwood Onstage, performing songs from his upcoming title, The Mirrormaker

Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea was born in Tijuana, Mexico. Extensively published in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, his work has won the American Book Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Fiction Award, and the Lannan Literary Award. He has also has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award, and was voted into the Latino Literature Hall of Fame. He is the author of sixteen books, among them The House of Broken AngelsThe Devil’s Highway, The Hummingbird’s Daughter, and the recent poetry collection, The Tijuana Book of the Dead. Urrea lives with his family in Naperville, Illinois. 

Chicago, IL – 11/07/2018

Winner of the inaugural Max Ritvo Poetry Prize for North American StadiumsGrady Chambers will host an intimate reading alongside essayist Rachel Z. Arndt. 

Evanston, IL – 10/10/2018

Sarah Ruhl will host a reading of her latest work, Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship. 

New York, NY – 10/25/2018

Author of the National Poetry Series winning work feeld, Jos Charles will present on the work of the 14th c. poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Using House of Fame as a crux, the talk will address Middle English poetics, uses of the "I," and the poem-as-vision. 

Chicago, IL – 07/09/2018

Another City poet David Keplinger will host a reading, Q&A, and book signing. 

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