Reading Series October 2019

October 18 2019

Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
07 00 pm

Corey Van Landingham is the author of Love Letter to Who Owns the Heavens, forthcoming from Tupelo Press, and Antidote, winner of the 2012 The Ohio State University Press/The Journal Award in Poetry. She is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and a Wallace Stegner Poetry Fellowship from Stanford University, and her work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, and The New Yorker. Corey is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Christopher Kempf is the author of Late in the Empire of Men, which won the 2015 Levis Prize from Four Way Books.  Recipient of a Pushcart Prize, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship from Stanford University, his work has appeared in Georgia Review, Gettysburg Review, Kenyon Review, New England Review, The New Republic, and PEN America, among other places.  A recent Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, he is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of Chicago, where he holds the Hanna Holborn Gray Advanced Fellowship in the Humanities and is completing a dissertation on 20th-century labor poetics.

Van Landingham and Kempf will be reading alongside graduate students from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program.