Thursday, March 4

Autumn House Press + Bull City Press
+ Four Way Books present

Michael Bazzett, Susan Buttenweiser, Leila Chatti, Cynthia Cruz, John Foy, Matthew Lippman, T..J. McLemore, Hadley Moore, John Murillo, Joshua Nguyen, M. Randal O’Wain, Ed Pavlic, Connie Voisine, Abigail Wender, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, Lori Wilson

8pm ET // 7pm CT // 5pm PT

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Michael Bazzett’s The Temple (Bull City Press, 2020) is a 2020 Editors’ Selection Title from the Frost Place Chapbook Competition. Bazzett’s other titles include You Must Remember This (Winner of the Linquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, Milkweed, 2014), Our Lands Are Not So Different (Horsethief Books, 2017), &The Interrogation (Milkweed, 2017). His fourth full-length collection, The Echo Chamber, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2021.


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Susan Buttenwieser’s We Were Lucky with the Rain (stories) (Four Way Books 2020) is her first book. She teaches creative writing in New York City public schools and to incarcerated women. 


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Leila Chatti is the author of Tunsiya/Amrikiya (Bull City Press), the editors’ selection from the 2017 Frost Place Chapbook Competition, and Deluge (Copper Canyon Press). She is the recipient of the 2017-2018 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, prizes from Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest & the Academy of American Poets along with many more well-deserved fellowships & prizes. 


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Cynthia Cruz  schedule change: Cynthia Cruz will not appear on Thursday night 3/4 but rather at the Saturday 3/6 Bootleg Reading event. 


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John Foy’s new collection of poetry, No One Leaves the World Unhurt, won the 2020 Donald Justice Poetry Prize and will be published by Autumn House Press. 


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Matthew Lippman’s collection Mesmerizingly Sadly Beautiful won The Four Way Books Levis Prize in Poetry, selected by Dorianne Laux. He is the author of five other poetry collections—A Little Gut Magic, American Chew, Salami Jew, Monkey Bars, and The New Year of Yellow.  


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T.J. McLemore’s Circle/Square was the winner of the 2019 Autumn House Chapbook Prize. 


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Hadley Moore’s collection, Not Dead Yet and Other Stories, won Autumn House Press’s 2018 Fiction Prize and received many other award commendations, including being longlisted for the 2020 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Short Story Collection. 


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John Murillo is the author of the poetry collections, Up Jump the Boogie (Cypher 2010, Four Way Books 2020) and Kontemporary Amerikan Poetry (Four Way 2020). 


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Joshua Nguyen is the author of American Lục Bát for My Mother, which will be released as Inch #46 (Bull City Press). He has been published in The Offing, Wildness, American Poetry Review, The Texas Review, PANK, Auburn Avenue, Crab Orchard Review, and Gulf Coast Mag


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M. Randal O’Wain is the author of Meander Belt: family, loss, and coming of age in the working-class south (American Lives Series, 2019) and Hallelujah Station and Other Stories (Autumn House Press, 2020). 


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Ed Pavlić is author of eleven books of poetry, scholarship, fiction and non-fiction. His most recent poetry collection is Let It Be Broke (Four Way Books, 2020). Pavlić is twice winner of the National Poetry Series Open Competition (2012 and 2015) & The American Poetry Review / Honickman First Book Prize (2001).  


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Connie Voisine is the author of And God Created Women (Bull City Press) and Calle Florista (University of Chicago Press). Previous books: Cathedral of the North, AWP Prize for Poetry winner, and Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. 


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Abigail Wender holds a degree from the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. Reliquary (Four Way Books 2021) is her first collection of poems. She lives in New York City.  


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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley is the author of six books of poetry, including, Praise Song for My Children: New and Selected Poems, When the Wanderers Come Home, among others; she has had poems published in numerous literary magazines, including Harvard Review, Transition, Prairie Schooner, The New York Times Magazine, and her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Hebrew, and Finnish. . 


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Lori Wilson, author of The Dream Women Called and House Where a Woman, both from Autumn House Press, teaches a poetry workshop in Morgantown, West Virginia, in affiliation with the Madwomen in the Attic at Carlow University. 


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