Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington.
With guest poets Nancy Chen Long and Jessica Reed
Followed by an Open Mic.
Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission
and the Bloomington Arts Commission
Free parking in the back.
Jessica Reed’s chapbooks are Still Recognizable Forms (Laurel Review Greentower Press) and World, Composed(Finishing Line Press, finalist for the Etchings Press Whirling Prize). Her work has appeared in Quarterly West, Conjunctions, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, North American Review, Bellingham Review, New American Writing, Scientific American, Waxwing, [Pank], Inverted Syntax, Diagram, Exposition Review, The Journal, Laurel Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Fourth River, The Indianapolis Review, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, and elsewhere. She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, two-time Best New Poets nominee, and Best of the Net nominee. She was a finalist for the Omnidawn Revealed Identity Poetry Book Prize and the Quarterly West chapbook prize, and a semi-finalist for the Cleveland State University First Book Prize. She has an MFA in poetry and a BS in physics, and has taught science poetry in Saudi Arabia and China as well as all over the United States. She currently teaches a seminar at Butler University on physics and the arts. She grew up across the US, from the Mojave Desert to the Chesapeake Bay, and now lives next door to her parents on a homestead in rural Indiana with her husband, solar panels, worm composting, and chickens. @jreedscipoet https://www.jessicareed.info/
Nancy Chen Long is the author of Wider than the Sky (Diode Editions, 2020), which was selected for the Diode Editions Book Award, and Light into Bodies (University of Tampa Press, 2017), which won the Tampa Review Prize for Poetry. Her work has been supported by a National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship in poetry and the Poetry Society of America Robert H. Winner Award. You’ll find her recent work in Ploughshares, Copper Nickel, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. She is a poetry reader for the literary journal Guesthouse and works at Indiana University in the Research Technologies division.
The Writers Guild at Bloomington is committed to fostering diversity, and welcomes members regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and ability.
Writers Guild at Bloomington
Sunday, July 31
1 to 4 pm
at Olcott Park
Bring some food to share
Bring some writing to read in a casual open mic