October's reading features three fantastic local poets--Bridget Lowe (Kansas City), Jonathan Mayhew (Lawrence), and Jordan Stempleman (Kansas City). The featured readers will follow an open mic session, so bring your best work to share.
Bridget Lowe is the author of At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013) and her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, Parnassus, The New Republic, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and currently lives in Kansas City, where she was born.
Originally from Northern California, Jonathan Mayhew teaches in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Kansas. He has published poetry and translations in Fascicle, La Alegría de los naufragios, The Hat, Tiny, The Nation, and No Tell Motel. He is the author of several studies of Spanish poetry, including Apocryphal Lorca: Translation, Parody, Kitsch (2009).
Jordan Stempleman's most recent collections of poetry are Wallop (Magic Helicopter Press, forthcoming, 2014), No, Not Today (Magic Helicopter Press, 2012) and Doubled Over (BlazeVOX Books, 2009). He co-edits The Continental Review, teaches writing and literature at the Kansas City Art Institute, and curates A Common Sense Reading Series.