Friday, January 29, 2010

February Reading

Please join us Thurs., Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. for the Bon Mot/ley Reading Series, featuring Jaswinder Bolina, Lesley Jenike, and Joshua Marie Wilkinson.

Jaswinder Bolina is the author of Carrier Wave, winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry, selected by Lyn Hejinian. His more recent work has appeared in American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Reivew, Ploughshares, and other journals.

Lesley Jenike's first book of poems Ghost of Fashion is now available from CustomWords Press. Her poems have appeared or will appear soon Poetry, Quarterly West, The Journal, Drunken Boat, diode, Sou'Wester, Pool, Gulf Coast, and others. She'll be working on her new full-length play project at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts this spring. A UC alum, she's currently Assistant Professor of English at Columbus College of Art and Design.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson was born and raised in Seattle. He is the author of four books, most recently The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo 2009). Two new projects are due out in 2010: Selenography (a collaboration with the Polaroids of Tim Rutili to be published by Sidebrow Press) and Poets on Teaching (an edited collection of 99 essays from 101 poets) forthcoming from University of Iowa Press. He lives in Chicago and Athens, Georgia.

The Bon Mot/ley Reading Series takes place in the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on the second Thursday of each month. The CCAC is located at 3711 Clifton Ave., and you can learn more about the center here: Readings are free and open to the public.

In March, the readers are Christine Hume, author of Musca Domestica, Alaskaphrenia, and, most recently, Shot; Richard Greenfield, author of A Carnage in the Love Trees and Tracer; and Julie Carr, recent winner of the National Poetry Series Open Competition and the Sawtooth Poetry Prize.

Audio files of previous readings are also available on our reading series blog:

We hope to see you there.

Kristi Maxwell & Michael Rerick
Series Curators