So and So #46
Poetry by Janet Holmes * MC Hyland * Mike Smith * Laura Solomon
Saturday * July 9th * 8:00pm * Morning Times * 10 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC
Janet Holmes is author of five books of poems, most recently The ms of my kin (Shearsman, 2009) and F2F (University of Notre Dame Press). Her work has received the Chad Walsh Prize, the Ernest Sandeen Award, the Minnesota Book Award, the Anhinga Prize, the Pablo Neruda Award, and grants from the Bush Foundation, McKnight Foundation, the Loft, the Minnesota Arts Board, and the Idaho Commission on the Arts. With an M.F.A. from Warren Wilson College and a B.A. from Duke University, she teaches poetry writing and form and theory in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at Boise State University, where she is the director and editor of Ahsahta Press, an all-poetry independent press.
MC Hyland is the author of Neveragainland (Lowbrow Press, 2010), and the chapbooks Every Night In Magic City (H_NGM_N, 2010), Residential, As In (Blue Hour Press, 2009) and (with Kate Lorenz and Friedrich Kerksieck) the hesitancies (Small Fires Press, 2006). She lives in Minneapolis, where she runs DoubleCross Press and the Pocket Lab Reading Series, and works at Minnesota Center for Book Arts.
A native of Philippi, West Virginia, Mike Smith teaches at Delta State University, where he also serves as editor of Tapestry, a literary journal focusing on the Mississippi Delta. He is a graduate of UNC-G, Hollins College, and the University of Notre Dame, and he’s published two full-length collections of poetry, How to Make a Mummy and Multiverse. His poems have appeared in Chattahoochee Review, DMQ, Hotel Amerika, The Iowa Review, Salt, and Shampoo, and the anthologies Visiting Dr. Williams and The Open Light: Poets of Notre Dame.
Laura Solomon is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Hermit from Ugly Duckling Presse. An Alabama native, she has most recently lived in Paris, Philadelphia and Verona, Italy.