Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Mary Biddinger Reading and MFA Open House

Mary Biddinger will give a poetry reading at Ashland University as part of the English Department Reading Series Monday, November 12 at 4:30 p.m. in the Schar College of Education Ronk Lecture Hall.  Refreshments will be provided. 
Those interested in the MFA Program are invited to stick around Ashland for an open house at 7 p.m. in the Dauch College of Business and Economics Building, Room 104.  Stephen Haven and Sarah Wells will give a brief presentation about the program and will be available to answer any questions afterward.
For more information about the reading series, contact Kari Repuyan, krepuyan@ashland.edu, 419.289.5110.  To register for the open house, please contact Sarah Wells, swells@ashland.edu, 419.289.5957.
Mary Biddinger is the author of four collections of poetry: Prairie Fever (Steel Toe Books, 2007), the chapbook Saint Monica (Black Lawrence Press, 2011), O Holy Insurgency (forthcoming in October 2012 from Black Lawrence Press), and A Sunny Place with Adequate Water (forthcoming in 2014 from Black Lawrence Press). She is the co-editor of a volume of essays, The Monkey and the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics (with John Gallaher, University of Akron Press, 2011). She edits the Akron Series in Poetry and the Akron Series in Contemporary Poetics. She also serves as an open book competition juror for the Cleveland State University Poetry Center. In 2007 she founded the independent literary magazine Barn Owl Review, which released its fifth issue in February of 2012.
Her work has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Barrelhouse, Bat City Review, Blackbird, Crab Orchard Review, Forklift, Ohio, Gulf Coast, H_NGM_N, The Laurel Review, Redivider, Pleiades, Quarterly West, and many other journals.
Mary has been the recipient of two Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards in Creative Writing for her poetry: one in 2010, and one in 2007. She is currently at work on a novel-in-poems.

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