Poetry Reading: Hoa Nguyen + Kim Jacobs-Beck + Charles Gabel
The 2020 Winter Residency in Creative Writing kicks off with a reading from two Cincinnati poets, Kim Jacobs-Beck and Charles Gabel and Toronto-based poet and mentor Hoa Nguyen. Free and open to the public!
Hoa Nguyen is the author of five books of poetry, including As Long As Trees Last, and Red Juice: Poems 1998-2008. Her book Violet Energy Ingots, also from Wave Books, received a 2017 Griffin Prize for poetry nomination. As a public proponent and advocate of contemporary poetry, Nguyen has been featured as writer for Harriet, a blog of the Poetry Foundation, and has had her work profiled on the PBS News Hour. Additional attention to her writing has been promoted through publications in Granta, PEN American Center, Boston Review, The Best Canadian Poetry series, The Walrus, The New York Times, and the Academy of American Poets. Additionally, Nguyen was a finalist for the 2020 Neustadt International Prize as well as the 2017 K. M. Hunter Artist Award for Literature, and recipient of a 2016 Works in Progress Grant from the Ontario Arts Council.
Kim Jacobs-Beck is Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College and holds a PhD in British Romantic literature and an MFA in poetry, both from Miami University. She is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Milk and Cake Press. She is the author of a chapbook, Torch, from Wolfson Press. Her poems have been published in January Review, Peach Velvet Mag, Postcard Poems and Prose, SWWIM Every Day, and Apple Valley Review, among others. She has reviewed poetry collections for The Rumpus, Gigantic Sequins, Crab Creek Review, Los Angeles Review, VIDAweb, Drunk Monkeys, Drizzle, and The Review Review.
Charles Gabel is a writer and educator living in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pieces of his most recent manuscript, Oracular Organism, can be found in Yalobusha Review, The Journal Petra, New Delta Review, and Dreginald. Charles co-edits Coast|NoCoast, an annual print journal and press of poetry, prose, and art, and he works in the writing center at an open-access college.
Saturday, January 11 at 5:00pm
Shriver Center, Brick and Ivy Store
701 E. Spring St., Oxford, OH 45056