WordsWest Literary Series presents
Terrance Hayes & Jane Wong
A National Poetry Month Celebration
Wed., April 19, 2017, 7pm, C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW
Terrance Hayes's poetry collections include How to Be Drawn (2015), finalist for the National Book Award and the National Books Critics Circle Award; Lighthead (2010), which won the National Book Award, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award, and was nominated for a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award; Wind in a Box (2006); Hip Logic (2002), chosen for the National Poetry Series and also a finalist for an LA Times Book Award and an Academy of American Poets James Laughlin Award; and Muscular Music (1999), which won a Kate Tufts Discovery Award. His poems have also been featured in several editions of Best American Poetry and have won multiple Pushcart Prizes.
Jane Wong holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. She is a former U.S. Fulbright Fellow and Kundiman Fellow. She is the recipient of scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Squaw Valley, and the Fine Arts Work Center. The recipient of The American Poetry Review's 2016 Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize, her poems have appeared in journals such as Pleiades, Third Coast, and the anthologies Best American Poetry 2015 (Scribner), Best New Poets 2012 (The University of Virginia Press) and The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press). She is the author of OVERPOUR (Action Books).
by Billie Swift of Open Books: A Poem Emporium
Open Books, a 500-square-foot shop, is brimming with more than 10,000 new, used, and out-of-print poetry books, as well as a selection of titles about poetry. Open Books orders from publishers huge, tiny, and in between and carries a wide array of used books to maintain a continually varied and interesting stock. The bookstore is owned and operated by Billie Swift.
- Spring Calendar to be announced ....