Join Brian Beatty, Paula Cisewski, Haley Lasché and Greg Watson for an afternoon of new ideas.
Brian Beatty’s poems and short stories have appeared in print and digital publications around the world. He’s the author of the poetry collections Coyotes I Couldn’t See (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2016) and Brazil, Indiana (Kelsay Books, 2017). His poem “Dog Eared” will be featured on the back cover of Charlie Parr’s forthcoming album from Red House Records. Beatty’s writing has also been featured in public art projects and on public radio.
Paula Cisewski's fourth poetry collection, quitter, won Diode Editions' 2016 Book Prize and her third, The Threatened Everything, was selected for publication in the 2014 Burnside Review Book Contest. Both are newly released as of early 2017. Cisewski is also the author of Ghost Fargo (selected by Franz Wright for the Nightboat Poetry Prize), Upon Arrival (Black Ocean), and a chapbook of lyric prose, Misplaced Sinister (Red Bird Chapbooks). She has been awarded fellowships from the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. She teaches, both academically and privately.
Haley Lasché is a yoga teacher and writing professor. Her poems have appeared such places as Drawn to Marvel: Poems from the Comic Books, Hartskill Review and Dossier Journal. She has two poetry chapbooks: Where It Leads (Red Bird Chapbooks) and Blood and Survivor (Moria Press). Also, she is on the board of directors at Red Bird Chapbooks.
Greg Watson's work has appeared in numerous literary journals, and has been featured on The Writer's Almanac. His most recent collection is All the World at Once: New and Selected Poems, published by Nodin Press. Inspired by the birth of his daughter, he is currently in the process of co-editing an anthology of fatherhood poems titled The Road by Heart.