July U35 Reading

We are very excited to continue our U35 reading series virtually this July on Zoom! Join us on the 20th to hear from a stunning set of features: Dennis James Sweeney, Jack Giaour, Kylie Gellatly, and Meia Geddes. Please RSVP by getting your free ticket on our Eventbrite page.

U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets.

Dennis James Sweeney is the author of In the Antarctic Circle, winner of the 2020 Autumn House Rising Writer Prize, as well as four chapbooks, including Ghost/Home: A Beginner's Guide to Being Haunted. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, Prelude, Poor Claudia, Quarterly West, and Territory, among others. A Small Press Editor of Entropy, he has an MFA from Oregon State University and a PhD from the University of Denver. Originally from Cincinnati, he lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Jack Giaour (he/him/his) pays his rent as a freelance ghostwriter. He has an MFA from Chapman University in Southern California, and his poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Mantis, Cardinal Sins, and [PANK], among other journals. He currently lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.

Kylie Gellatly is the author of The Fever Poems, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (Summer 2021). Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Action Spectacle, Counterclock, DIAGRAM, Iterant Magazine, Gasher, La Vague Journal, Feral, Petrichor, Literary North, SWWIM, and elsewhere. Kylie is the Book Reviews Editor for Green Mountains Review, Editor-in-Chief of Mount Holyoke Review, and is a Frances Perkins Scholar at Mount Holyoke College. For more, visit www.kyliegellatly.com

Meia Geddes grew up in California and came to the east coast to attend college at Brown University. After college, she went to live and work in South Africa for about a year thanks to a Fulbright grant. She then came to Boston for her master's in library and information science at Simmons, and is now a librarian at the Boston Public Library. She has written two books, The Little Queen and Love Letters to the World, and is working on a third called Little World Forms: Experiments in Sentence-Level Utopias.