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January 28th, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

JONATHAN MOODY is a poet and professor. His first full-length collection, The Doomy Poems, deals with time and place through persona poems, and is described by Terrance Hayes as having an “innovative funkiness that transcends the ruckus and heartache of our modern world.” Moody’s second poetry collection, Olympic Butter Gold, won the 2014 Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize and will be published in summer this year. His poem “Dear 2Pac” appears in Issue 08 of The Common, and his “Portrait of Hermes as a B-Boy,” “Kleosphobia,” and “Paranoid,” have all been featured at The Common Online. – See more at: http://www.thecommononline.org/category/tags/jonathan-moody#sthash.hVjG3jbN.dpuf

February 25th, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

DEBORAH “D.E.E.P” MOUTON is an internationally-known poet, vocalist, and songwriter. She published her first poetry anthology, Heartstrings and Lamentations, at the age of 19. In addition to having a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and an M.Ed. from the University of St. Thomas, she is a certified teacher and the head coach of the Houston VIP National Poetry Slam Team. She has traveled across the continent writing, performing, and leading workshops. In 2008, she was ranked as the #2 Best Female Performance Poet in the World. She has also been a Juried Poet for the Houston Poetry Festival (2012), a Finalist for the Southern Fried Regional Poetry Slam (2013), and a Finalist for Houston Poet Laureate (2015).

March 24th, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

JILL TALBOT is the author of Loaded:  Women and Addiction (Seal Press, 2007), the co-editor of The Art of Friction:  Where (Non) Fictions Come Together (University of Texas, 2008), and the editor of Metawritings:  Toward a Theory of Nonfiction (University of Iowa, 2012). Her work has appeared in journals such as Brevity, DIAGRAM, EcotoneThe Paris Review Daily, The Normal School, andThe Rumpus. Her memoir, The Way We Weren’t, was published by Soft Skull Press in July and two of the essays in it were named Notable Essays in Best American Essays 2014 and 2015. She is currently the essays editor for BOAAT and the fiction editor for High Desert Journal.   

April 28th, 2016 @ 8:30 PM

ANDREW MALAN MILWARD’s I Was a Revolutionary was released from Harper Collins in 2015. A native of Lawrence, Kansas, and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Andrew is also the author of the story collection The Agriculture Hall of Fame, which was awarded the Juniper Prize in Fiction by the University of Massachusetts. He has served as the McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, and has received fellowships and awards from the Lannan Foundation, Jentel, and Yaddo. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he teaches at the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers and is editor-in-chief of Mississippi Review.