Reading featuring Lisa Fishman, author of World Naked Bike Ride (Gaspereau Press, 2022), and Richard Meier, author of A Duration (Wave Books, 2023).
Lisa Fishman’s recent fiction debut is World Naked Bike Ride, a collection of hybrid stories that blur boundaries between prose and poetry (Gaspereau Press, 2022). She is also the author of eight collections of poetry including Mad World, Mad Kings, Mad Composition (Wave Books, 2020) and 24 Pages and other poems (Wave, 2015). Her earlier books on Ahsahta Press include The Happiness Experiment and F L O W E R C A R T. Fishman’s work is anthologized in Best American Experimental Poetry, The Arcadia Project: Postmodern North American Pastoral, The Ecopoetry Anthology, Fence Books’ Not for Mothers Only, and elsewhere. She has recent work in the current Granta and a new book of poetry, One Big Time, forthcoming on Wave. She lives on a farm in Orfordville, Wisconsin, and teaches at Columbia College Chicago.
Richard Meier’s most recent book is a selection of poem/essays, A Duration (Wave Books, 2023). A related book, A Companion, will be published by Wave in spring of 2025. These were preceded by four books of poetry: February March April April (Oxeye Press, 2017), In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary (Omnidawn, 2012), Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar (Wave Books, 2006), and Terrain Vague, selected by Tomaž Šalamun for the Verse Prize and published by Verse Press in 2001. In recent years he has practiced and taught workshops on writing and walking and other daily and durational writing practices. He is Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence at Carthage College and lives in Somers and Madison, Wisconsin.