April 12

2015-2016 Visiting Writers Series

Jericho Brown

Jericho Brown 

Elms College Alumnae Library Theater
02/25/2016 7:00 PM reception; reading begins at 7:30
02/25/2016 9:00 PM

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. He is an associate professor in English and creative writing at Emory University in Atlanta.



Rachel Glaser, Seth Landman and Ted Powers

The Blue House, 147 Grape Street, Chicopee
03/15/2016 7:30 PM
03/15/2016 9:00 PM

Rachel B. Glaser studied painting at Rhode Island School of Design and fiction at UMass-Amherst. Her books include the novel Paulina & Fran, the story collection Pee On Water, and the poetry collection MOODS. Her work has appeared in journals including McSweeney’s and American Short Fiction, and in the anthologies 30 Under 30 and New American Stories. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Seth Landman is the author of Confidence (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015) and Sign You Were Mistaken (Factory Hollow Press, 2013). His work can be found in Boston Review, iO, Jellyfish, Lit, and elsewhere. He received his Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Denver (2013) and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts (2008).

Ted Powers is the author of Please Light Up (Slope Editions, 2015). He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst MFA Program for Poets and Writers. He is a contributing editor for jubilat. He edits The Peach Basket: Poets on Basketball. His work can be found in Jellyfish, Big Lucks, Sixth Finch, Vinyl and elsewhere.

The Blue House is located at the edge of campus, near the intersections of Springfield St. and Fairview Ave.


Brenda Shaughnessy and Arda Collins

Alumnae Library Theater
04/12/2016 7:00 PM reception; reading begins at 7:30
04/12/2016 9:00 PM

Brenda Shaughnessy’s most recent collection of poems is So Much Synth (Copper Canyon Press, 2016.) Her other books are Our Andromeda, a New York Times’ 100 Notable Book and a finalist for the Griffin International Prize; Human Dark with Sugar (James Laughlin Award recipient and finalist for the NBCC Award) and Interior with Sudden Joy. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Harpers, McSweeney’s, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, T magazine, The Penguin Book of Twentieth Century Poetry, and elsewhere. She was a Guggenheim Foundation Fellow in 2013 and is associate professor of English/creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark.

Arda Collins is the author of a collection of poems, It Is Daylight (2009), which was awarded the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, A Public Space, The American Poetry Review, jubilat, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Denver. She has taught at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, NYU, and currently serves as the Grace Hazard Conkling Writer in Residence at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.