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  • Red Hen Press Fall 2016 Reading Series

    Join Red Hen for a spectacular reading at Poets House featuring former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, with readings by Ron Koertge and Brynn Saito. Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins served two terms as the US Poet Laureate, from …

    Join Red Hen for a spectacular reading at Poets House featuring former US Poet Laureate Billy Collins, with readings by Ron Koertge and Brynn Saito.



    Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins served two terms as the US Poet Laureate, from 2001-2003, and was New York State Poet Laureate from 2004-2006.

    A prolific writer, Ron Koertge is the author of many books of poetry, prose, novels-in-verse, and fiction for teenagers. His most recent book, Vampire Planet, was released in spring 2016 from Red Hen Press. His books have been honored by the American Library Association, and two have received PEN awards, among other accolades. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

    Brynn Saito is the author of Power Made Us Swoon and The Palace of Contemplating Departure, winner of the Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award and finalist for the Northern California Book Award, both from Red Hen Press. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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  • Res Hen Press Fall 2016 Reading Series

    : Join Red Hen Press for a book launch celebrating Amy Hassinger's new novel After the Dam, with readings by Nicelle Davis, Teri Youmans Grimm, and Jim Tilley. Amy Hassinger is the author of After the Dam, Nina: Adolescence and The Priest’s Madonna. Her writing has been translated into five …

    : Join Red Hen Press for a book launch celebrating Amy Hassinger's new novel After the Dam, with readings by Nicelle Davis, Teri Youmans Grimm, and Jim Tilley.

    Amy Hassinger is the author of After the Dam, Nina: Adolescence and The Priest’s Madonna. Her writing has been translated into five languages and has won awards from Creative Nonfiction, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, The Writer’s Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches in the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program. You can find out more about her at www.amyhassinger.com.

    Teri Youmans Grimm is the author of Becoming Lyla Dore (Red Hen Press) and Dirt Eaters (University Press of Florida). Her writing has also appeared in Prairie Schooner, Indiana Review, Connecticut Review, South Dakota Review, Sugar House Review and Homegrown in Florida: An Anthology of Florida Childhoods, among other publications. She currently teaches in the low-res MFA program at the University of Nebraska. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida, with her husband and two children where she sings in a cover band and hunts alligators.

    Nicelle Davis is a California poet, collaborator, and performance artist who walks the desert with her son J.J. in search of owl pellets and rattlesnake skins. Her poetry collections include The Walled Wife (Red Hen Press, 2016), In the Circus of You (Rose Metal Press, 2015), Becoming Judas (Red Hen Press, 2013), and Circe (Lowbrow Press, 2011). Her poetry film collaborations with Cheryl Gross have been shown across the world. She has taught poetry at Youth for Positive Change, an organization that promotes success for youth in secondary schools, MHA, Volunteers of America in their Homeless Youth Center, and with Red Hen’s WITS program. Recipient of the 2013 AROHO retreat 9 3/4 Fellowship, she is honored to work as a consultant for this important feminist organization. She currently teaches at Paraclete High School.

    Jim Tilley earned a doctorate in physics from Harvard and worked on Wall Street for twenty years. His poetry collections include In Confidence (2011) and Cruising at Sixty to Seventy (2014), both from Red Hen Press. His poetry has been featured on the PBS News Hour’s art blog, has won Sycamore Review’s Wabash Prize for Poetry, and has been nominated for four Pushcart Prizes.

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