A Celebration of National Poetry Month with William Evans, Kathryn Nuernberger, Khaty Xiong

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 7:00pm
Gramercy Books
2424 East Main Street
Bexley, OH 43209

Join three extraordinary and award-winning poets in a joint reading of their most recent work.
Ohio Poetry Association is Gramercy’s partner for this exclusive program.

William Evans is a writer, instructor and performer from Columbus, OH. The author of Still Can't Do My Daughter's Hair (Button Poetry, 2017) and just released powerful new collection We Inherit What the Fires Left, he founded the Writing Wrongs Poetry Slam in 2009 and appeared on seven National Slam teams from Columbus collectively. His work can be seen online in Radius Poetry, The Legendary, Joint Literary Magazine and other publications. 

Kathryn Nuernberger’s third poetry collection, Rue, continues to explore scientific thought through a poetic lens. She is the author of two previous poetry collections, The End of Pink and Rag & Bone. She has also written a collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past. Fascinated by the history of science and the natural world, she has received research fellowships from the H. J. Andrews Research Forest, American Antiquarian Society and the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life. Other awards include an NEA fellowship and the James Laughlin Prize from the Academy of American Poets. Her poems and essays have appeared widely in journals, including 32 Poems, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Field, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Poetry International, West Branch, Willow Springs, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She holds a PhD in English Literature from Ohio University and an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. After spending many years directing Pleiades Press, she now teaches in the MFA Program at the University of Minnesota and lives with her family in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN.

Khaty Xiong is the author of debut collection, Poor Anima (Apogee Press, 2015), which holds the distinction of being the first full-length collection of poetry published by a Hmong American woman in the United States. She has held the Nadya Aisenberg Fellowship at The MacDowell Colony (2017) and received an Individual Excellence Award from the Ohio Arts Council (2016) in recognition of her poetry. She currently holds the 2019 Roxane Gay Fellowship in Poetry from Jack Jones Literary Arts. Xiong’s work has been featured in Poetry, the New York Times, How Do I Begin?: A Hmong American Literary Anthology (Heyday, 2011), and elsewhere.