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Featured Poets 6:45 pm – 7:30 pm
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Roger Reeves‘ poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, American Literary Review, Tin House, and the Indiana Review, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. He earned his MFA from the University of Texas and is currently a Ph.D. student in the English Department at UT. Roger has just joined the faculty at the UIC as an assistant professor of poetry.
Jan Bottiglieri is a freelance writer, and has been an associate editor for RHINO since 2004. She received her MFA in Poetry from Pacific University. Jan’s poems have been published in journals including Margie, Court Green, After Hours, Diagram, Bellevue Literary Review, Pearl, Apercus Quarterly and the anthologies Illinois Writers: Where We Live, Brute Neighbors, and Solace in So Many Words, among others. She was a finalist in the Chicago Poetry Center’s 7th Juried Reading and has received two Pushcart Prize nominations. Jan has given readings and led poetry workshops throughout the Chicago area. She lives in Schaumburg, Illinois with her husband and son.
This project has been partially supported by grants from Poets & Writers and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.