An evening of poetry, featuring legendary poet Joanne Kyger.
In celebration of the Vegas Valley Book Festival, please join us for an evening of readings with four distinguished poets.
Joanne Kyger is the author of over twenty books of poetry and prose. About Now: Collected Poems was the winner of the 2008 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles National Literary Award for Poetry. She has taught at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.
Erica Vital-Lazare teaches creative writing at the College of Southern Nevada, where she is editor-in-chief of the Red Rock Review literary journal. Her poetry and fiction has appeared in numerous journals. She is currently writing a novel.
Claudia Keelan is the author of seven collections of poetry. Her column on poetic practice ran in American Poetry Review from 2011–2014. She is the Director of the Creative Writing Programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and is the editor of the literary journal Interim.
Hanna Andrews is the author of the collection Slope Move, and co-founder and editor of the feminist press Switchback Books. She formerly served as Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets and curator of the Dikeou Collection Literary Series in Denver. She is a PhD Fellow at Black Mountain Institute.