Visiting Writers Series presents Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon Tuesday
The Visiting Writers Series presents poets Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Niemann Media Theater. These two innovative, honest, and moving poets are also the co-directors of Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, a non-profit bookstore and community art center of national importance.
After the reading, there will be refreshments, followed by, for those who wish to stay, a discussion with the poets about writing practices, building community in the arts, and other topics as they emerge from our discussion.
Jenny Gropp’s first collection of poetry and prose, “The Hominine Egg,” was released last year from Kore Press. Her writing appears in or is forthcoming from Fence, Denver Quarterly, Best New Poets, Seattle Review, Colorado Review, Seneca Review, Typo, and DIAGRAM, among others. Formerly, she has served as managing editor of the Georgia Review and as editor of Black Warrior Review, and she now directs Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee with her partner, the poet Laura Solomon.
Laura Solomon is the author of three books of poetry, most recently “The Hermit” from Ugly Duckling Press, and two works of translation. Over the years, she’s worked with a number of literary journals and small presses, including Verse and Verse Press (now Wave Books), the early online journal castagraf (which she ran from 2002–2005), and the Georgia Review. She and her partner Jenny Gropp were recently named the new executive directors of Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. New work is forthcoming in the Brooklyn Rail.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Rick Meier, writer-in-residence and Associate Professor of English, email@example.com