Join us in the basement of the Taproom for our February reading. This reading celebrates book releases from two local authors Amy Ash (Lawrence, KS) and Elizabeth Schultz (Lawrence, KS). Rounding out our lineup is visiting poet Sara Henning (Vermillion, SD).
Amy Ash has an MFA from New Mexico State University and a PhD from the University of Kansas. A Pushcart nominee and the recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, her work has been published in various journals and anthologies, including Mid-American Review, Harpur Palate, Salamander, Prick of the Spindle, and The Best of Kore Press 2012. Her fist full-length collection, The Open Mouth of the Vase, was selected by Charles Harper Webb for the 2013 Cider Press Review Book Award.
Sara Henning is the author of A Sweeter Water (Lavender Ink, 2013), as well as two chapbooks, Garden Effigies (Dancing Girl Press, 2015) and To Speak of Dahlias (Finishing Line Press, 2012). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in such journals as Connotation Press, Green Mountains Review, Crab Orchard Review, Greensboro Review, and RHINO, and anthologies such as Women Write Resistance: Poets Resist Gender Violence (2013). She holds an MFA from George Mason University, and she is currently a doctoral student in English and Creative Writing at the University of South Dakota, where she serves as Assistant Managing Editor for the South Dakota Review and on the Editorial Board at Sundress Publications.
2013), as well as two chapbooks,
Following retirement from Kansas University’s English Department, where she was known as a Melville scholar, Elizabeth Schultz became a dedicated advocate for the arts and the environment. She continues to write about the people and places she loves and has published two scholarly books, five books of poetry (three in 2014: The Sauntering Eye, Mrs. Noah Takes the Helm, The Quickening), a memoir, a collection of short stories, and a collection of essays. Her scholarly and creative work has appeared in numerous journals and reviews.