Five Ways of Looking at Poetry - Full Series
The Full Series of Five Ways of Looking at Short Fiction includes a book by each author.
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April 22 - Jim Whiteside - Changing Climates: The Contemporary Nature Poem
Jim Whiteside is the author of Writing Your Name on the Glass. He is a graduate of the creative writing MFA program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is a Virginia Center for the Creative Arts fellow, and is the recipient of a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University. Jim’s recent poems have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, The Southern Review, Pleiades, Crazyhorse, and Washington Square Review. His first opera libretto, Higher Ground, was scored by the composer Jules Pegram and debuted at The University of Michigan in April 2018.
April 29 - Hannah VanderHart - Digging Up Bones: Writing Your Past
Hannah VanderHart, author of What Pecan Light and Hands Like Birds, lives in Durham, NC. She has her MFA from George Mason University, and is currently at Duke University writing her dissertation on women poets in the seventeenth century. She has poems and reviews recently published and forthcoming at The McNeese Review, Thrush Poetry Journal, The Greensboro Review, Poetry Northwest and American Poetry Review. More at: hannahvanderhart.com
May 6 - Britton Shurley - Small Things: Celebrating the Overlooked
Britton Shurley is the author of Spinning the Vast Fantastic. His poetry has appeared in such journals as Southern Humanities Review, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and Southern Indiana Review. He is the recipient of Emerging Artist Awards from the Kentucky Arts Council in both 2011 and 2016 and is an Associate Professor of English at West Kentucky Community & Technical College where he edits Exit 7: A Journal of Literature & Art with his wife, the poet, Amelia Martens. They live in Paducah, Kentucky with their daughters and curate the Rivertown Reading Series.
May 13 - C.T. Salazar - A Sonnet Craft
C.T. Salazar is a Latinx poet and librarian from Mississippi. He’s the author of three chapbooks: American Cavewall Sonnets and This Might Have Meant Fire (Bull City Press) and Forty Stitches Sewing A Body Against A Ramshackle Night (Animal Heart Press). He’s the 2020 recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters award in poetry. His poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, The Rumpus, Beloit Poetry Journal, 32 Poems, RHINO, and elsewhere. His first full length is due from Acre Books in 2022.
May 20 - Ross White & Noah Stetzer - Publishing Your Poems
Ross White is the author of Charm Offensive, winner of the 2019 Sexton Prize, and three chapbooks: How We Came Upon the Colony, The Polite Society, and Valley of Want. He is the director of Bull City Press, an independent publisher of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He teaches creative writing and grammar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the editor of Four Way Review. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry Daily, Tin House, and The Southern Review, among others. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswhite.)
Noah Stetzer is the author of Because I Can See Needing a Knife (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016). Noah’s poems have appeared in various journals including Sixth Finch, Waxwing, The Cortland Review, Hobart, and New England Review. He is a 2014 fellow from the Lambda Literary Retreat and a returning work-study scholar at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Noah now lives in Kansas City, MO and can be found online at www.noahstetzer.com. Follow him on Twitter: @dcnoah.