Poetry Reading in the Taproom basementfeaturing:
Nick Twemlow's first book, Palm Trees, was awarded the Norma Farber First Book Award by the Poetry Society of America. His second book, Attributed to the Harrow Painter, was published in late 2017. His short films have played Tribeca, Slamdance, SXSW, and other film festivals. He is a co-editor of Canarium Books and a senior editor at the Iowa Review. He teaches at Coe College. He was born and raised in Topeka, and graduated from KU with a degree in Cognitive Science.
Kara van de Graaf is a poet, teacher, and editor living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her first collection of poems, Spitting Image, won the 2016 Crab Orchard First Book Prize in Poetry and was published by SIU Press (2018). Individual poems appear widely in national literary journals, including The Southern Review, AGNI, New England Review, Crazyhorse, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the anthology Best New Poets. Currently, she serves as Assistant Professor of English at Utah Valley University.
L. A. Wheeler is a writer and artist in Lawrence, Kansas. Abandoners, her first book, is forthcoming from The Operating System in 2018. Her photo-essay "A Little Hell of Its Own" won the 2013 Bone Bouquet Experimental Prose Contest, and other work has appeared in Omniverse, Forklift, Ohio, and ILK. She studied at the Pratt Institute, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently at the University of Kansas. You can find her at home with Dinah, Hugo, and Karl.