Saturday, February 16, 2008

Sat. Feb. 16, 2008. 7pm: John Gallaher, Wayne Miller & Betsy Wheeler

John Gallaher is the author of Gentlemen in Turbans, Ladies in Cauls (2001), The Little Book of Guesses (2007), and Radio Good Luck (forthcoming 2010). His poems appear or are forthcoming in New American Writing, Field, Colorado Review, and The Best American Poetry 2008. he lives in rural Missouri and co-edits The Laurel Review.

Wayne Miller is the author of a collection of poems, Only the Senses Sleep (New Issues, 2006), and a chapbook, What Night Says to the Empty Boat (Greentower, 2005). He's also translator of I Don't Believe in Ghosts (BOA, 2007), by Albanian poet Moikom Zeqo, and co-editor of the forthcoming anthology New European Poets (Graywolf, 2008). Wayne lives in Kansas City and teaches at the University of Central Missouri, where he edits Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing.

Originally from the Upper Mississippi River Valley, Betsy Wheeler studied poetry and the art of the book at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse where she was a Maple House Fellow for Sutton Hoo Press. She received her MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University in 2005, then lived, worked, and wrote as the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry from 2005-2007. Her poems have recently appeared in Bat City Review, MiPoesias, Pebble Lake Review, Forklift Ohio, Ping Pong, and Absent. Her chapbook, Start Here, is available from Small Anchor Press. Co-editor of Pilot and Pilot Books, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts where she works for Wondertime magazine.

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