February 26th @ 8:30 PM @ Poison Girl Bar
Yippee-ay-oh-kay-yay, or whatever. This month we feature three of the baddest, toughest outlaws and word wrasslers this fine dude ranch has to offer. Come get your heart and mind lassoed by the ladies of language.
ERIKA JO BROWN is from New York. She is the author of I’M YOUR HUCKLEBERRY (Brooklyn Arts Press 2014). She’s earned degrees from Cornell University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is currently a PhD candidate in Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Houston and an assistant editor of GULF COAST.
KARYNA MCGLYNN grew up in Austin, Texas, and earned a BA at Seattle University and an MFA at the University of Michigan. She received a Presidential Fellowship for her doctoral studies at the University of Houston. Her debut collection, I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (2009), won the Kathryn A. Morton Prize from Sarabande Books. Her work has been featured in the anthology Best American Nonrequired Reading (2010). A member of five former National Poetry Slam teams, McGlynn has served as the organizer of the Houston Indie Book Fest and as managing editor of Gulf Coast. Founding coeditor of the poetry journal Linelinelineline, she lives in Houston.
MELISSA STUDDARD’s debut poetry collection, I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast, was recently released by Saint Julian Press. She is also the author of the bestselling novel Six Weeks to Yehidah; its companion journal, My Yehidah (both on All Things That Matter Press); and The Tiferet Talk Interviews. Her awards include the Forward National Literature Award, the International Book Award, the Readers’ Favorite Award, and two Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Melissa’s poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in dozens of journals and anthologies, including Boulevard, Connecticut Review, Pleiades, and Poets & Writers.