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Open Mouth Presents: Kathryn Nuernberger and Jenny Molberg

Kathryn Nuernberger is the author of three poetry collections, RUE, The End of Pink and Rag & Bone. She has also written a collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past. Her work has appeared in journals including 32 Poems, Cincinnati Review, Copper Nickel, Crazyhorse, Field, The Florida Review, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, Poetry International, West Branch, Willow Springs, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA, H. J. Andrews Research Forest, American Antiquarian Society and the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life, she is an assistant professor in the MFA program at the University of Minnesota.

Jenny Molberg is the author of Marvels of the Invisible (winner of the 2014 Berkshire Prize, Tupelo Press, 2017) and Refusal (LSU Press, 2020). She is the recipient of a 2019-2020 Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment and her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Tupelo Quarterly, Boulevard, and other publications. She teaches creative writing at the University of Central Missouri, where she directs Pleiades Press and edits Pleiades magazine. Find her online at jennymolberg.com.

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Open Mouth Presents: Steve Bellin-Oka

Steve Bellin-Oka is the author of three poetry pamphlets and chapbooks, most recently Out of the Frame (Walls Divide Press, 2019). His first full-length book, Instructions for Seeing a Ghost, won the 2019 Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry from the University of North Texas Press. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Virginia and his Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi’s Center for Writers. A 2019-2020 Tulsa Artist Fellow in Poetry, Steve has also been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, the National Parks Arts Foundation, the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Crosstown Arts Center. He has taught poetry and film studies at the University of Mississippi, St. Norbert College, and Eastern New Mexico University. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Steve lived abroad in Canada from 2007 to 2015. He currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Steve will also lead a generative workshop TBA on April 12 at a location TBA.

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Open Mouth Presents: Jennifer Givhan

Jennifer Givhan is a Mexican American poet from the Southwestern desert. She is the author of Rosa’s Einstein (University of Arizona Press, 2019), Girl with Death Mask (Indiana University Press, 2017), Protection Spell (2016 Miller Williams Series, University of Arkansas Press), and Landscape with Headless Mama (2015 Pleiades Editors’ Prize). Her chapbooks include Lifeline (Glass Poetry Press), The Daughter’s Curse (ELJ Editions), and Lieserl Contemplates Resurrection (dancing girl press).

Her honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, a PEN/Rosenthal Emerging Voices Fellowship, the Frost Place Latin@ Scholarship, the 2015 Lascaux Review Poetry Prize,  and the Pinch Poetry Prize. Givhan's work has appeared in Best of the Net, Best New Poets, AGNI, Ploughshares, Poetry, TriQuarterly, Crazyhorse, Blackbird, and The Kenyon Review.

She lives with her family in New Mexico.

Jenn will also lead a generative workshop TBA on May 17 at a location TBA.

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