Red Hen Press at Poets House

Join Red Hen Press at the Poets House in NYC for readings from the wonderful Eloise Klein Healy, Maurya Simon, Amber Flora Thomas, and Elizabeth Bradfield!

Eloise Klein Healy is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently A Wild Surmise: New & Selected Poems & Recordings (Red Hen Press, 2013) and forthcoming Another Phase (Red Hen Press, 2018). She was the founding chair of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles where she is Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing Emerita. Healy directed the Women’s Studies Program at California State University Northridge and taught in the Feminist Studio Workshop at The Woman’s Building in Los Angeles. She is the founding editor of Arktoi Books, an imprint of Red Hen Press specializing in the work of lesbian authors. In December 2012, she was appointed the first Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles.

Amber Flora Thomas is the author of three collections of poetry: RED CHANNEL IN THE RUPTURE (2018), THE RABBITS COULD SING (2012), and EYE OF WATER (2005), which won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize. A recipient of the Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize, Richard Peterson Prize, and Ann Stanford Prize, her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at East Carolina University in North Carolina.

Maurya Simon is the author of nine acclaimed volumes of poetry. In the spring of 2018, Red Hen Press will issue her tenth book, The Wilderness: New & Selected Poems, 1980–2016. Simon’s poems have appeared in over two hundred poetry anthologies, and she’s published her work in scores of distinguished literary magazines across the country. She has received numerous national awards, including an Indo/American Fulbright Fellowship (for a six month–long residency in Bangalore, South India), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, and two distinguished prizes from the Poetry Society of America. Simon has also twice served as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. She has given poetry readings throughout the US and in Europe and India. Maurya Simon taught college-level literature and creative writing for thirty years, and she is currently a Professor Emerita in Creative Writing, and a Professor of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside. She lives with her husband in the Angeles National Forest in the San Gabriel Mountains.

Elizabeth Bradfield is the author of four poetry collections, most recently "Toward Antarctica," a mixed-genre exploration, and "Once Removed."  Her awards include a Stegner Fellowship and the Audre Lorde Prize. Founder and editor-in-chief of Broadsided Press, she lives on Cape Cod, works as a naturalist on ships and shores around the globe, and is Associate Professor of creative writing at Brandeis University.