Shane Book

Shane Book

Shane Book’s first collection, Ceiling of Sticks, won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award and was a Poetry Society of America “New Poet” Selection.


Biswamit Dwibedy

Biswamit Dwibedy

Biswamit Dwibedy is from Odihsa, India, and resides in Bangalore. He has an MFA in writing from Bard College. His first book of poems, Ozalid, was published in 2010; a second collection, Eirik's Ocean, appeared in 2016. In 2014, he edited a dossier of contemporary Indian poetry for Aufgabe 13 by Litmus Press, and he was a judge for the best Translated Book Award for poetry in 2015.


Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu is a poet and translator who has lived in Japan, France, China, and the US. Her books include The Ants  and Texture Notes, and recent translations include Tatsumi Hijikata’s Costume en Face and The Collected Poems of Sagawa Chika, which won the 2016 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation and the Lucien Stryk Asian Translation Prize.


Eleni Sikelianos

Eleni Sikelianos

Eleni Sikelianos is the author of ten books of poetry and hybrid works. These frequently employ a range of forms (poetry, prose, document, visuals) and fields, often the sciences, as a means to explore ways of knowing. She has collaborated widely with other artists, including composer Philip Glass and filmmaker Ed Bowes.


Erica Mena

Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist. She holds an MFA in poetry from Brown University, and an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa. Her book Featherbone won a 2016 Hoffer First Horizons Award. Her translation of the Argentine graphic novel The Eternaut by H.G. Oesterheld and F. Solano Lopez won a 2016 Eisner Award.


Erica  Mena

Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist. She holds an MFA in poetry from Brown University, and an MFA in literary translation from the University of Iowa. Her book, Featherbone, won a 2016 Hoffer First Horizons Award. Her translation of the Argentine graphic novel The Eternaut by H.G. Oesterheld and F. Solano Lopez won a 2016 Eisner Award.

Presidential Election Festivities Featuring Robert Coover

Presidential Election Festivities Featuring Robert Coover

Acclaimed novelist Robert Coover will read from his prescient, rollicking 1968 short story, "A Political Fable" (aka "The Cat In the Hat for President") in an evening of pre-election festivities.  This event will kick off with comedy by the Skorts at 6 pm; reading begins at 6:30 pm.


Alec Finlay

Alec Finlay

Event Date [Thursday, December 8, 2016]
Event Time [5:30 pm - 6:30 pm]
Event Location [McCormack Family Theater 70 Brown Street, Fones Alley entrance]

Alec Finlay is an internationally recognized artist & poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms, from poetry, sculpture and collage, to audio‐visual and new technology. Much of Finlay's work considers how we as a culture, or cultures, relate to landscape.


alec  Finlay

alec Finlay

Alec Finlay is an internationally recognised artist & poet whose work crosses over a range of media and forms, from poetry, sculpture and collage, to audio‐visual and new technology.

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