Please join us for a special summer reading with Ilya Kaminsky and three debut authors: Austin LaGrone, Katie Farris, and Martin Woodside. Event hosted by Jennifer Hope.
Born in Baton Rouge, Austin LaGrone is the author of Oyster Perpetual, winner of the 2010 Idaho Prize for Poetry (Lost Horse Press, 2011). His poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Hayden`s Ferry, Indiana Review, Many Mountains Moving, and Willow Springs. He holds degrees from St. John`s College and New York University and teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan.
Katie Farris is the author of "boysgirls" (Marick Press, 2011) and co-translator of Polina Barskova's "This Lamentable City" (Tupelo Press, 2009) and Guy Jean's "If I Were Born in Prague" (Argos Books, 2011). Her fictions and translations appear or are forthcoming in Virginia Quarterly Review, Verse, Mid-American Review, Indiana Review and other publications. She holds degrees from UC Berkeley and Brown's MFA in Literary Arts program and is currently an Assistant Professor at San Diego State University.
Martin Woodside is a poet and translator whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals, both in America and Romania, including Brookyn Rail, The Cimarron Review, Guernica, and Poetry International. His chapbook of poems, Stationary Landscapes, came out from Pudding House Press in 2009, and a volume of his Romanian translations, Of Gentle Wolves, is out now from Calypso Editions.
Ilya Kaminsky is the author of "Dancing in Odessa" (Tupelo Press, 2004) and co-editor of "Ecco Anthology of International Poetry" (Harper Collins, 2010). His work has won awards from American Academy of Arts and Letters and Poetry magazine, as well as a Whiting Writing Award and Lannan Fellowship.