Sunday, November 18th
The Writers Place, 3607 Pennsylvania, KCMO
Jamie Heller says, "Poetry is my caffeine. I am a mother, wife, and teacher who gets up before the house starts to stir to write. My second collection, Buried in the Suburbs, was released by Woodley Press in May of 2018. My chapbook, Domesticated, Poetry from Around the House, was published in 2015 with Finishing Line Press. A Pushcart Prize nominee in 2014 (Little Balkans Review) and Best of the Net nominee for 2016 (805 Lit + Art), I also had pieces selected for honorable mention awards in the Whispering Prairie Press Writing Contest 2012, and the Kansas Voices Contest 2017 and 2011. I have additional poems published or accepted at Prairie Schooner, Tule Review, Noctua Review, Whistling Shade, The Main Street Rag, Flint Hills Review, I-70 review, Blueline, 805 Lit + Art Journal, and others."
Andrés Rodríguez is the author of Night Song (Tia Chucha Press), Book of the Heart (Lindisfarne Press), and Portal of Dreams (Woodley Press). His poems and essays have appeared in Bilingual Review, Harvard Review, I-70 Review, Palabra, Sagetrieb, and other journals. In 2007 he won Poets & Writers’ Maureen Egan Writers Award for poetry. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Stanford University and a Ph.D. in Literature from the University of California-Santa Cruz.