Big Tent Curator's Reading: Kelly Barth, Danny Caine, Denise Low, and Jennifer Pacioianu
Kelly Barth lives on very little money in a very small house with her partner Lisa Grossman in Lawrence, Kansas. She was a fiction fellow in the University of Montana’s creative writing program and has received fellowships from the Missouri Arts Council and the Kansas Arts Commission. Her memoir, My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus was published in 2012.
Danny Caine is pursuing his MFA at the University of Kansas. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in New Ohio Review, Atticus Review, Off the Coast, and The Cafe Review. Holder of an MA in English from John Carroll University, he is former editor of The John Carroll Review. He is assistant managing editor of Beecher's. In 2014, he was the masters-level recipient of the 2014 Midwest Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award. For more info and samples of his work, seedannycaine.com.
Former Kansas poet laureate Denise Low is the author of twelve books of poetry, including Mélange Block (Red Mountain Press) and Ghost Stories of the New West (Woodley Memorial Press, 2010), a Kansas Notable Book Award and recognized by The Circle of Minneapolis as among the best Native American Books of 2010. Low earned her BA, MA, and PhD in English from the University of Kansas, and her MFA from Wichita State University. She is a fifth generation Kansan of mixed British Isles, German, and unaffiliated Delaware (Lenape and Munsee) and Cherokee heritage.
Jennifer Pacioianu is a professor of English at Washburn University. She graduated from the University of Kansas with an MFA in creative writing-nonfiction at the University of Kansas and was the nonfiction editor for Beecher's Magazine. Her work can be found in Bartleby Snopes, seveneightfive magazine, and Inscape Magazine. She lives in Topeka, KS.