Reading: Mercedes Lucero
Mercedes Lucero launches her first book, Stereometry (Another New Calligraphy, 2018).
Special guest poets: Danny Caine, Jameelah Jones, and Dave Snyder.
Mercedes Lucero is the author of Stereometry (forthcoming from Another New Calligraphy) and the chapbook In the Garden of Broken Things (Flutter Press). She is the winner of the Langston Hughes Creative Writing Award for Poetry. Her poems, stories, book reviews, and essays have appeared in New Orleans Review, Puerto del Sol, Fourteen Hills, Curbside Splendor, Paper Darts, The Chicago Tribune's Printers Row Journal, The Pinch, Heavy Feather Review, and Whitefish Review among others. She is a Glimmer Train "Short Fiction Award" Finalist and has received several Pushcart Prize nominations. She helps curate the Big Tent Reading Series held in Lawrence, KS, serves as the Nonfiction Editor of Beecher's Magazine, and is a member of BLACK Lawrence, an arts collective that seeks to elevate the dialogue around the meaning of being a black artist and creating black art. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing her PhD in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Kansas.