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After Hours Poetry Hour

An evening of poetry featuring Noah Cicero, Franki Elliot, and Vi Khi Nao.

Join us for a reading and book signing with a mix of Vegas-based and visiting poets.

Noah Cicero is 37 years old and grew up in a small town near Youngstown, Ohio. He has lived in Oregon, California, Arizona—as well as the Grand Canyon, and oversees in Seoul, South Korea. He currently resides in Las Vegas. A film adaptation of his first book, The Human War, won the 2014 Beloit Film Festival award for Best Screenplay. He has published nine books, including The Collected Works Volume 1, Bipolar Cowboy, Go to work and do your job. Care for your children. Pay your bills. Obey The Law. Buy products., and most recently a poetry collection, Nature Documentary, and a book of philosophy, Blood Soaked Buddha/Hard Earth Pascal. His writing has been translated into Turkish, Kurdish, German and Spanish.

Franki Elliot is the critically-acclaimed author of Piano Rats and Kiss As Many Women As You Can. On February 14, 2018 she releases her third book, Stories for People Who Hate Love, a collection of poetry and short stories about not finding love. Her work has been nationally recognized by Paper Magazine, The Paris Review, Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, Time Out, and more. Elliot’s books feature stunning artwork by Shawn Stucky, a red/green color-blind artist. Additionally, Elliot is a practicing street artist who typewrites poems onto stickers and secrets them around various cities. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Vi Khi Nao was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author, most recently, of Umbilical Hospital, the short story collection A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016, the novel Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2016), and the poetry collection The Old Philosopher, which won the Nightboat Books Prize for Poetry in 2014. She holds an MFA in fiction from Brown University, where she received the John Hawkes and Feldman Prizes in fiction and the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Award in poetry.

Maegan Poland is a Black Mountain Institute PhD Fellow at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received a Special Mention in the Pushcart Prize XL anthology for her story, “Spores,” and she was recently a Tin House Scholar at the 2018 Winter Workshop. Her stories have been published or are forthcoming in Pleiades, Juked, Notre Dame Review, and Day One. She has served as Fiction Editor for Witness magazine, which is primarily run by UNLV students and alumni.

Earlier Event: February 15
Better Half Book Club
Later Event: February 20
Julia Sonneborn