Reading Series November 2016

November 11 2016

Rudyard's Pub
2010 Waugh Dr.

07 00 pm

Susan Briante’s most recent book The Market Wonders (Ahsahta Press) was a finalist for the National Poetry Series. She is also the author of the poetry collections Pioneers in the Study of Motion and Utopia Minus (an Academy of American Poets Notable Book of 2011), both from Ahsahta Press. Briante also writes essays on documentary poetics as well as on the relationship between place and cultural memory. Some of these can be found in Creative Non-Fiction, Rethinking History,Jacket2 and The Believer. A translator, she lived in Mexico City from 1992-1997 working for the magazines Artes de México and Mandorla. Her translations have appeared in the journals Bomb, Bombay Gin, Translation Review and Review: Latin American Literatureand Arts (among many others) as well as in the anthologies Reversible Monuments: Contemporary Mexican Poetry and Hotel Lautreamont: Contemporary Poetry of Uruguay. Briante has received grants and awards from the Atlantic Monthly, the MacDowell Colony, the Academy of American Poets, the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fundand the US-Mexico Fund for Culture. She is an associate professor of creative writing and literature at the University of Arizona.

Sam Dinger is from Arkansas. He loves food and the outdoors and travel and teaches writing around Houston. He's working on a collection of short stories, a novel, and essays.

Alexandra Naumann is a fiction writer of Lebanese-Mexican descent. She’s in year two of the MFA program at UH, where she's a nonfiction editor for Gulf Coast.

Nathan Stabenfeldt is an MFA candidate in poetry at University of Houston and Nonfiction Editor for Gulf Coast Literary Journal. He was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. Before moving to Houston he studied writing and philosophy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. His poetry has most recently appeared in Jet Fuel Review and DMQ Review.