Join Milkweed Editions for a reading from acclaimed poets Chris Santiago, Kathryn Nuernberger, and Wayne Miller! This event is part of the literary lineup for Open Book, Open House, the autumn kick-off at Open Book presented by the Loft Literary Center, Minnesota Center for Book Arts, and Milkweed Editions.
CHRIS SANTIAGO Chris Santiago is the author of Tula
, winner of the 2016 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry, selected by A. Van Jordan. His poems, fiction, and criticism have appeared in FIELD
, Copper Nickel
, and the Asian American Literary Review
. He holds degrees in creative writing and music from Oberlin College and received his PhD in English from the University of Southern California. The recipient of fellowships from Kundiman and the Mellon Foundation/American Council of Learned Societies, Santiago is also a percussionist and amateur jazz pianist. He teaches literature, sound culture, and creative writing at the University of St. Thomas. He lives in Minnesota.
KATHRYN NUERNBERGER is the author of The End of Pink
(BOA, 2016), which won the 2015 James Laughlin prize from the Academy of American Poets, and Rag & Bone
(Elixir, 2011), which won the 2010 Antivenom Prize. A collection of lyric essays, Brief Interviews with the Romantic Past
(Ohio State University Press, 2017), won the Non/Fiction Prize from The Journal.
She teaches in the creative writing program at University of Central Missouri, where she also serves as the director of Pleiades Press. She has received grants from the NEA, American Antiquarian Society and the Bakken Museum of Electricity in Life.
WAYNE MILLER is the author of four collections of poems, including Post-
, The City, Our City
, The Book of Props
, and Only the Senses Sleep
. He is also a cotranslator of two books from the Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo, and a coeditor of three anthologies, including Literary Publishing in the Twenty-First Century
and New European Poets.
He is the recipient of the UNT Rilke Prize, the George Bogin Award, the Lucille Medwick Award, the Lyric Poetry Award, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, the Bess Hokin Prize, and a Fulbright to Queen’s University Belfast. His work has been named a finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award and the PEN Center USA Award in Translation. Miller cocurates the Pleiades Press Unsung Masters Series with Kevin Prufer and is a professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, where he edits Copper Nickel.
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