In honor of the holidays, November's and December's Big Tents have been combined.
This evening's readers are Kristin Lockridge, Kate Lorenz, and Robert Stewart.
Robert Stewart is editor of New Letters magazine, New Letters on the Air, a nationally syndicated literary radio program, and BkMk Press at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he also teaches writing, magazine nonfiction writing, and magazine editing. His books include Outside Language: Essays (Helicon Nine Editions, a finalist in the PEN Center Literary Awards for 2004; and winner of the 2004 Thorpe Menn Award), PLUMBERS (poems, BkMk Press), and others. His essays on travel and language have appeared in North American Review, Borderline and elsewhere; magazine feature articles have appeared in Ingram’s, The Kansas City Star, The New Art Examiner, E: The Environmental Magazine and other places. Poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Poetry Northwest, Prairie Schooner, Mangrove, Stand, Notre Dame Review, Literary Review and other magazines. Anthology editorships include Spud Songs: An Anthology of Potato Poems (benefit for hunger relief), Voices From the Interior: Missouri Poets, and Decade: Modern American Poets.
Kristin (Lockridge) Coffey is a graduate of Columbia College Chicago, as well as the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with an MFA in Creative Writing. She is currently a third year PhD student and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of English at the University of Kansas. Kristin's fiction and poetry have appeared in the SN Review, You Must Be This Tall to Ride and Psychic Meatloafliterary journals. She has served as assistant fiction editor for Beecher’s Magazine and is currently Assistant Grant Coordinator for The Project on the History of Black Writing. Her current work includes themes of miscegenation, displaced identity, and migration within ethnic-American literature and historical fiction.
Kate Lorenz is the founding editor of Parcel. Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in the Denver Quarterly, The Collagist, Beecher's, LIT, Versal, and elsewhere. Her online chapbook, Stardust, was published by Blue Hour Press.