Reading: Big Tent
This evening's bill includes Katherine Gwynn, Bridget Lowe, and Greg Field.
Bridget Lowe is the author of the book of poetry At the Autopsy of Vaslav Nijinsky (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2013). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Best American Poetry, The New Republic, and Parnassus, among other publications. She has received a “Discovery”/Boston Review prize, the 2011 Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship to The MacDowell Colony, and has been a scholar and fellow at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She lives in Kansas City, where she was born.
Greg Field's poetry collection Black Heart (Mammoth Press) explores his mid-continent heritage, complicated by mixed Potawatomi Indian and Jewish families. How to survive broken histories? Try jazz. Try humor. Try speaking from the heart. This poet’s poet appeals to all readers. Field’s The Longest Breath (Mid-America Press) was a Thorpe Menn Finalist, and End of This Set is from BkMk. Field has degrees in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He plays percussion in River Cow Orchestra, an improvisational jazz band.
Katherine Gwynn is going to be a senior in the fall at KU, studying English and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies. Kathering dabbles in many subjects, such as screenplays about lady werewolves and IOU notes to her friends, and she works most often in journalism, poetry and playwriting. She has written for the University Daily Kansan, and her writing has appeared in Choice Words, RH Reality Check, and Siren. Last spring, she won second place in the William Carruth Memorial Poetry Contest at KU. She is writing her thesis in the fall, a play that starts in the middle of the end of Shakespeare's As You Like It, and centers around Phebe.