Sunday, October 26, 2008

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Flood Reading Series

Our monthly reading series continues on Sunday,
October 26 at 1:00 p.m., at the Phil Mechanic Studios, 109 Roberts
Street in Asheville. Hope to see you there.

Here are the four poets we are hosting:

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of Interpretive Work (Arktoi
Books/Red Hen Press, 2008). She grew up in Tacoma, Washington, lived
for a time on Cape Cod and in Alaska, and is currently perched in
California, where she is a Wallace Stegner fellow in poetry at
Stanford University.

Elizabeth holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and
has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference and
the Vermont Studio Center. Her poetry has been published in such
journals as The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Field, and
is forthcoming in Ploughshares and Orion.

Katherine Soniat is an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech
and has published two chapbooks and four collections of poetry, most
recently The Fire Setters (on-line chapbook, 2003) and Alluvial by
Bucknell University Press. A Shared Life won the Iowa Prize and a
Virginia Prize for Poetry. Notes of Departure received the Camden
Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of two Virginia Commission for the
Arts fellowships, a William Faulkner Award, a Jane Kenyon Award, Anne
Stanford Award, and a fellowship and scholarship to Bread Loaf Writers
Conference. Her work has been published in such journals as
TriQuarterly, Gettysburg Review New England Review, Witness, Kenyon
Review, The Nation, New Republic and Southern Review.

Sebastian Matthews is the author of a collection of poems, We Generous
(Red Hen Press), and a memoir, In My Father's Footsteps (Norton). He
co-edited, with Stanley Plumly, Search Party: Collected Poems of
William Matthews, a recent finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Matthews
teaches part- time at Warren Wilson College and edits Rivendell, a
place-based literary journal. He is on faculty at the Queens College
Low-residency MFA in Creative Writing. His poetry and prose has
appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Brilliant Corners, Georgia Review, New
England Review, Poetry Daily, Poets & Writers, Seneca Review, Tinde
House and Virginia Quarterly Review, among others. Matthews was
recently a recipient of a 2006 North Carolina Artist Grant.

Erin Victoria Wigger is an Atlanta poet. Her bio was unavailable at
this time.

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