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A Reading with Gillian Conoley, Julie Carr, & Karen Lepri

Poetry Reading with Gillian Conoley, Julie Carr and Karen Lepri 

Hosted by Vanya and the Panther

Gillian Conoley was born in Austin Texas, where, on its rural outskirts, her father and mother owned and operated a radio station. She is the author of seven collections of poetry, including THE PLOT GENIE (Omnidawn), PROFANE HALO (Wave Books), LOVERS IN THE USED WORLD (Carnegie Mellon University Press), and TALL STRANGER, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her work has received many prizes, including the Jerome J. Shestack Poetry Prize from The American Poetry Review, a National Endowment for the Arts grant, and a Fund for Poetry Award. Her poems have been anthologized in over 20 national andinternational anthologies, including W.W. Norton’s recent Postmodern American Poetry. A new collection, Peace, is forthcoming from Omnidawn in spring 2014. Her translations of three books by Henri Michaux, never brought into English before, will appear with City Lights Pocket Poets series in 2014. Editor and founder of Volt magazine, she teaches in the Program for Writers and Poets at Sonoma State University. 

Julie Carr is the author of four collections of poetry, MEAD: AN EPITHALAMION(University of Georgia Press, 2004), selected by Cole Swensen for the University of Georgia Contemporary Poetry Prize; SARAH–– OF FRAGMENTS AND LINES–– (Coffee House Press, 2010), a National Poetry Series winner; 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta Press, 2010), selected by Rae Armantrout for the 2009 Sawtooth Poetry Prize; and Equivocal (Alice James Books, 2007). Her study of Victorian poetry and poetics just came out with Dalkey Archive. Her work appears in various anthologies, including Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, and The Volta Book of Poets. Her new collection, RAG, is just out from Omnidawn in 2014. Think Tank will be released from Solid Objects in early 2015. She is a Professor of English at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and lives in Denver.

Karen Lepri is a poet, translator, and writer of odd forms living in Brooklyn. Her poetry, reviews, and translations have appeared in various national and international literary journals, such as Conjunctions, Chicago Review, and Shearsman. She has been a recipient of the Academy of American Poets, Weston, Kim Ann Arstark, and Frances Mason Harris prizes for poetry. Lepri is the author of the poetry chapbook “Fig. I” published in 2012 by Horse Less Press. Her book of poems, Incidents of Scattering (January 2014), won the 2012 Noemi Poetry Prize. She is a former Writing Fellow at the Millay Colony. She teaches at Bard College’s Language & Thinking Program and Queens College while pursuing her PhD in English at the CUNY Graduate Center.