Poetry Reading with Grace Bauer and Hope Wabuke

Grace Bauer’s most recent book of poems is Mean/Time, just published by the University of New Mexico Press. A 20th anniversary re-issue of her collection The Women at the Well was published in 2016. Other books include Nowhere All At Once (winner of the Society of Midland Authors Book of the Year Award), Retreats & Recognitions and Beholding Eye, as well as several chapbooks. She is also co-editor (with Julie Kane) of the anthology, Umpteen Ways of Looking at a Possum: Critical and Creative Responses to Everette Maddox, and a forthcoming anthology of Nasty Women Poets (also co-edited with Julie Kane) from Lost Horse Press. Grace has taught Creative Writing, Literature, and Women’s Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln since 1994.

Hope Wabuke’s chapbook Movement No. 1: Trains was published in 2015 by dancing girl press. Her second chapbook, The Leaving, was published in 2016 by Akashic Press as part of Kwame Dawes and Chris Abani’s New Generation African Poets series. Hope has received many fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and more. Hope is also a contributing editor for The Root and a contributing writer for Kirkus Reviews, and she is a founding board member of the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a specialty in Creative Writing and African Poetics.