July's reading will feature three poets: Kathryn Nuernberger (Warrensburg, Missouri), former Lawrence resident Robert Glick (Rochester, New York), and Laura Kochman (Tuscaloosa, Alabama). The featured readers will follow an open mic session, so bring your best work to share. As always, there will be a merch table, so please support our readers by buying their books.
Kathryn Nuernberger teaches writing and literature at University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, where she also serves as poetry editor for the journal Pleiades. She is the author of Rag & Bone, a collection of poems that draws its title from "Rag and Bone Man," an old word for junk collector. The poems in this collection appeared widely in literary magazines, and the collection won the Antivenom prize from Elixir Press. She is now working on a new collection, tentatively titled Strange Cases, which focuses on oddities and marvels from the history of science. She has received fellowships to support this work from The American Antiquarian Society and The Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life. Kathryn lives on a defunct farm outside of Warrensburg with her husband, who is hard at work building beehives and planting blueberry bushes, and their daughter, who herds the chickens.
Robert Glick is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing and Digital Literature at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Senior Prose Editor of the Amsterdam-based literary journal Versal. Recent publications include The Gettysburg Review, Denver Quarterly, Black Warrior Review, and Alaska Quarterly Review. In 2010 he won The Normal School Normal Prize for fiction and the Copper Nickel Fiction Contest.
Laura Kochman is originally from New Jersey, but currently lives, writes, and feeds her cat in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Her chapbook, Future Skirt, is forthcoming this fall from dancing girl press, and work is found or forthcoming from Copper Nickel, Artifice, Bayou, Sixth Finch, and others.