"This event features readings by three incredible poets: Svetlana Beggs, Paula Cisewski, and Matthew Minicucci.
Svetlana Beggs' poetry and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in Dunes Review, CALYX Journal, Hayden's Ferry Review, Pleiades, Natural Bridge, Columbia Poetry Review, Cleaver Magazine and elsewhere. She is a recent recipient of a work-study scholarship in poetry to Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, she lives in Seattle.
Paula Cisewski's fourth poetry collection, quitter, won Diode Editions' 2016 Book Prize and her third, The Threatened Everything, was selected for publication in the 2014 Burnside Review Book Contest. Both are newly released as of early 2017. Cisewski is also the author of Ghost Fargo (selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize), Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and a chapbook of lyric prose, Misplaced Sinister (Red Bird Chapbooks). www.paulacisewski.com.
Matthew Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, forthcoming this fall from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. He is the recipient of fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Wick Poetry Center, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his MFA. His poetry and essays have appeared in or are forthcoming from numerous journals and anthologies, including The Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, Oregon Humanities, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. He currently lives in Portland, OR." (Promo Copy)