Featured Readers 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Open Mic 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Bookends & Beginnings, LLC
1712 Sherman Ave, Alley #1
Evanston, IL 60201
This event is free and open to the public!
Roger Reeves’ poems have appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, and Tin House, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a 2013 NEA Fellowship, 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. His first book is King Me (Copper Canyon Press, 2013). Roger has been teaching at the University of Illinois, Chicago, for a number of years, but is beginning a professorship at University of Texas this Fall.
Doug Ramspeck is the author of six poetry collections and one collection of short stories. His most recent book, Black Flowers, is forthcoming by LSU Press. Four books have received awards: The Owl That Carries Us Away (G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction, forthcoming), Original Bodies (Michael Waters Poetry Prize), Mechanical Fireflies (Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize), and Black Tupelo Country (John Ciardi Prize for Poetry). Individual poems have appeared in journals that include The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, Slate, The Georgia Review, and RHINO. Doug is an associate professor at The Ohio State University in Lima, Ohio.