Big Tent Reading: Jillian Dunlay, Sandra Marchetti, Maryfrances Wagner
Jillian Dunlay is a teen novelist and poet. She has published several poems, and has just recently completed her first novel, Untamed. Untamed falls into the dystopian genre, and was released on April 25, 2017. More at Jilliandunlay.com
Sandra Marchetti is the author of Confluence, a full-length collection of poetry from Sundress Publications (2015) and four chapbooks of poetry and lyric essays. Her poems appear in Poet Lore, Blackbird, Ecotone, Southwest Review, River Styx, and elsewhere. Sandy’s essays can be found in The Rumpus, Mid-American Review, and Barrelhouse.
Maryfrances Wagner’s books include Salvatore’s Daughter, Red Silk (winner of the Thorpe Menn Book Award), Light Subtracts Itself, Dioramas, Pouf, and The Silence of Red Glass. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines including New Letters, Midwest Quarterly, Laurel Review, Birmingham Review, Louisville Review, Poetry East, anthologies and textbooks including Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry (Penguin Books) and The Dream Book, An Anthology of Writings by Italian American Women (winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation). Work from that book was chosen for American Audio Prose and was translated into Italian for Trapani Nuovo in Italy. She is the co-editor of The I-70 Review, past president of The Writers Place, and the co-editor of the Whirlybird Anthology of Greater Kansas City Writers.