June 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

First Wednesday Spoken Word Series


Presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington

featuring poets Diane Frank, Jacie Andrews, Eszi Waters

with music by Dawn Hiatt

Sponsored in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, Bloomington Arts Commission, and the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association
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JACIE ANDREWS is a poet from Springfield, Arkansas, with an interest in poems that work as an “un-ing,” poems that hold questions as a form of caretaking. She is the author of the chapbook “Sweetwork,” and her writing can be found in The Red Wheelbarrow, New Ohio Review, and elsewhere. She currently serves as the Associate Poetry Editor of Indiana Review and can be found canning things in her tiny Bloomington apartment or hanging out somewhere close to the water.
ESZI WATERS’ small-run chapbook “They Offer You a Name Then Take It From You” was published by the former local indie press, Monster House Press. This coming fall, SE will be in their second year of the Indiana University MFA in Poetry program. Their work is concerned with the inevitable collisions and mirroring which occur between the natural world and our interior lives, fragmentation, loss, lineage, and memory. Their writing is also interested in satire, irony, and the supernatural. SE is a parent of a soon-to-be fourth grader, and they live in a little yellow house.
DIANE FRANK is author of eight books of poems, three novels, and a photo memoir of her 400-mile trek in the Nepal Himalayas. “While Listening to the Enigma Variations: New and Selected Poems” (Glass Lyre Press) is winner of the 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Poetry. She is also editor of two bestselling anthologies: “Fog and Light: San Francisco through the Eyes of the Poets Who Live Here” and “Pandemic Puzzle Poems.” Diane lives in San Francisco, where she dances, plays cello in the Golden Gate Symphony, and creates her life as an art form. “Blackberries in the Dream House,” her first novel, won the Chelson Award for Fiction and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. dianefrank.com
DAWN HIATT uniquely marries classic Nashville influences directly to chamber pop, with spikes of alt-country, folk-rock, and Tin Pan Alley in between. Her classic country tunes are marked by memorable hooks and harmonies, Patsy Cline with a shot of Chet Atkins thrown in, yet the production, rather than being reverential, often suggests Jon Brion’s work with Aimee Mann or Fiona Apple. Her alt-country tunes recall Whiskeytown, while its ebb and tide of grit and kitsch suggest a close kinship with Neko Case and Andrew Bird. dawnhiattmusic.com
First Wednesday Spoken Word Series
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