Open Mouth Presents: Matty Layne Glasgow
November 10, 2019 | Nomads Southtown | 7:30 PM; doors open at 7:00 PM
Matty Layne Glasgow’s debut collection, deciduous qween (Red Hen Press, June 2019), was selected by Richard Blanco for the Benjamin Saltman Award. His poems appear in the Missouri Review, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Poetry Daily, Grist, Houston Public Media, and elsewhere. He is a 2019-2021 Vice Presidential Fellow at the University of Utah where he is a PhD candidate in English and the Writers in the Schools Coordinator. Matty hails from Houston and has taught with WITS since 2013.
Matty will also lead a generative workshop entitled Beyond the Rainbow: Writing Towards a Queer Ecopoetics on November 10 at Nightbird Books.
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Open Mouth Presents: Corrie Williamson
December 7, 2019 | The Nines | 7:30 PM; doors open at 7:00 PM
Corrie Williamson is the author of Sweet Husk, winner of the 2014 Perugia Press Prize and finalist for the 2015 Library of Virginia Poetry Award, and The River Where You Forgot My Name, selected by Allison Joseph for the 2018 Crab Orchard Series in Poetry and due out September of 2019. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, with a BA in Poetry and Anthropology, and her MFA in Poetry from the University of Arkansas, where she was a recipient of the Walton Fellowship, and a Director of the Writers in the Schools Program. She has taught writing at the University of Arkansas, Helena College, and Carroll College. In 2020, she'll be the resident at the PEN Northwest/Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency on the Rogue River in Oregon. Her poems have appeared in journals such as The Missouri Review, AGNI, Poetry Daily, Shenandoah, and many others. She lives in Helena, Montana.
Corrie will also lead a generative workshop entitled This is What You Changed Me To: Playing with Persona on December 8 at Nightbird Books.
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Open Mouth Presents: Jeffrey Thomson
January 19, 2020 | Nomads Southtown | 7:30 PM; doors open at 7:00 PM
Jeffrey Thomson is a poet, memoirist, translator, and editor, and the author of multiple books including: Half/Life: New and Selected Poems from Alice James Books (October 2019), the memoir fragile, The Belfast Notebooks, The Complete Poems of Catullus, and the edited collection From the Fishouse. He has been an NEA Fellow, the Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre at Queen’s University Belfast, and the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellow at Brown University. He is currently professor of creative writing at the University of Maine Farmington.