Weekend Update 2/21/2014

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Friday, February 21st, 2014

Innisfree: Josh Edwards, Lynn Xu, Robert Fernandez and Mary Hickman

Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai. Her poems have appeared in 6×6, 1913, Best American Poetry 2008, Boston Review, Octopus, Poor Claudia, and elsewhere. A chapbook, June, was published by Corollary Press in 2006, and her first full-length collection, Debts & Lessons, was published by Omnidawn in 2013. She co-edits Canarium Books.

Robert Fernandez was born in Hartford, grew up in Miami, and now lives in Nebraska. He’s the author of Pink Reef (2013) and We Are Pharaoh (2011), both published by Canarium Books. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Conjunctions, Volt, The Canary, American Letters & Commentary, and elsewhere. He was selected as a New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, and he is the recipient of a Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry and a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Joshua Edwards directs and co-edits Canarium Books. He’s the author of Imperial Nostalgias (Ugly Duckling, 2013) and Campeche (with photographs by his father, Van Edwards; Noemi, 2011) and the translator of Mexican poet María Baranda’s Ficticia (Shearsman, 2010).

Mary Hickman lives in Nebraska, where she is completing a PhD in English and a book of poems. Her poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Action Yes, jubilat, and Boston Review, where she was selected, by Robyn Schiff, for a poet’s sampler. She is also the author of Ecce Animot, a Projective Industries chapbook. With Robert Fernandez, she is thinking of ways to revive the micro-press Cosa Nostra Editions, which published early works by Lucy Ives, Jon Leon, Anthony Madrid, and others.

What: Josh Edwards, Lynn Xu, Robert Fernandez and Mary Hickman

Where: Innisfree 1203 13th Street Suite A, Boulder, Colorado 80302

When:  Friday February 21st at 7PM Sunday NOVEMBER 17TH
7:00 PM


Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Ruth Ellen Kocher will be reading from her new release: Goodbye Lyric, The Gigans & Lovely Gun (Sheep Meadow Press). “This versatile poet blinks at nothing under the stars.”—Al Young “If we are all sometimes lost, as these haunting poems recognize, the gift is that we are lost in this world, a world Kocher’s compelling and often searingly tender voice speaks from.”—Beckian Fritz Goldberg RUTH ELLEN KOCHER is associate Chair of the English Department and Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Where: Innisfree 1203 13th Street Suite A, Boulder, Colorado 80302