Last Sunday Poetry Reading & Photography Exhibition
presented by the Writers Guild at Bloomington
With guest poets Allison Joseph and Jessica Reed
And guest photographers Pat Petro and Patsy Rahn
With music by Wade Van Orman
This event will be available on the Writers Guild’s You Tube page and Face Book page .
Allison Joseph lives in Carbondale, IL, where she is on the faculty at Southern Illinois University. The author of many books and chapbooks of poetry, she counts Lexicon (Red Hen Press), Professional Happiness (Backbone Press), The Last Human Heart (Diode Editions) and Smart Pretender (Finishing Line Press) among her latest releases. She is the widow of the late poet and editor Jon Tribble, to whom Professional Happiness is dedicated.
Jessica Reed’s chapbook, World, Composed (Finishing Line Press), was a 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, Exposition Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, The Fourth River, Diagram, The Indianapolis Review, Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, and elsewhere. She is a two-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 in rural Indiana with her husband, solar panels, worm composting, and chickens. @jreedscipoet https://www.jessicareed.info/
Pat Petro Patrick Petro • Photographs
Patsy Rahn Skillfully Curled Photography