Taxidermy Mermaids, the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, and Other Marvels: An Evening of Poetry with Kathryn Nuernberger, Laura Read, Maya Jewell Zeller

Please join us at BookPeople, November 4th at 7:00PM, for an evening of poetry with Kathryn Nuernberger, Laura Read and Maya Jewell Zeller.
 
Winner of the 2015 James Laughlin Award, Kathryn Nuernberger’s The End of Pink is populated by strange characters—Bat Boy, automatons, taxidermied mermaids, snake oil salesmen, and Benjamin Franklin—all from the annals of science and pseudoscience. Equal parts fact and folklore, these poems look to the marvelous and the weird for a way to understand childbirth, parenthood, sickness, death, and—of course—joy. She is also the author of Rag & Bone, which won the 2010 Elixir Press Antivenom Prize, and the forthcoming collection of lyric essays Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past, which won the Non/Fiction Prize from OSU Press. She teaches in the creative writing program at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press. She has received research grants from the American Antiquarian Society and the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life. 
 
Laura Read’s collection, Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral, was the 2011 winner of the AWP Donald Hall Prize for Poetry and was published in 2012 by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Another poetry collection, Dresses from the Old Country, is forthcoming from BOA Editions, and her chapbook, The Chewbacca on Hollywood Boulevard Reminds Me of You, was the 2010 winner of the Floating Bridge Chapbook Award. She has published poems in a variety of journals, most recently in Rock and Sling and Crab Creek Review. She teaches English at Spokane Falls Community College and lives in Spokane, WA, where she also serves as the Spokane’s second poet laureate.
 
Maya Jewell Zeller grew up in the Northwest. She has taught writing to high school and college students, fourth graders, and senior citizens, and served as writer-in-residence in the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Recipient of a 2016 Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation, she  is the author of Rust Fish and Yesterday, the Bees.  Poems, essays, and reviews appear such journals asBellingham Review, West Branch, Pleiades, New Ohio Review, High Desert Journal, Cincinnati Review, and Rattle, as well as anthologies like Forest Under Story, All We Can Hold: Poems About Motherhood, and New Poets of the American West. Maya is Fiction Editor for Crab Creek Review and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Central Washington University.
 
 

 

Event date: 
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 7:00pm
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521 S Main St
Moscow, ID 83843
The End of Pink (American Poets Continuum) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781942683148
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Published: BOA Editions - September 13th, 2016

Winner of the 2015 James Laughlin Award, Kathryn Nuernberger's The End of Pink is populated by strange characters--Bat Boy, automatons, taxidermied mermaids, snake oil salesmen, and Benjamin Franklin--all from the annals of science and pseudoscience.


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Published: Elixir Press - April 15th, 2011

Poetry. Winner of the 2010 Antivenom Poetry Award. Contest judge, Jane Satterfield, had this to say about RAG & BONE: "This is a poetry of pain and power...whether describing the precise coloration of fruit skin, the contours of memory, or secrets of Fatima which turn out to be 'cryptic mumbo jumbo, ' RAG & BONE reveals complicated truths with rare eloquence and wit.


Instructions for My Mother’s Funeral (Pitt Poetry Series) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822962151
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Published: University of Pittsburgh Press - November 25th, 2012

This collection is divided into three sections. The first opens with the speaker’s reflections on her childhood loss of her father and subsequent move to a new house and a new life, a life in which she is always alert to the absences and danger but also a life in which she begins to see language as a kind of salvation.


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Published: Lost Horse Press - December 27th, 2011

"Maya Zeller's American Northwest is a land of verdant sensuality, insistent yet fragile and intimate as it was in the eyes of Roethke, storied in mossy and weathered details, human ruin and hard won grace as it was in the heart of Kesey. With extraordinary veracity and empathy she inhabits the body and emerging consciousness of a girl and young woman alive to the lives around her.