Friday at fort gondo: Jeff Hamilton & Dan Poppick Poetry Reading

Posted by Fort Gondo on January 21, 2014 | Comments Off on Friday at fort gondo: Jeff Hamilton & Dan Poppick Poetry Reading

The fort gondo poetry series is pleased to present a reading by:

Jeff Hamilton & Dan Poppick

Friday, January 24 at 7 PM

Jeff Hamilton teaches writing at Washington University. Born in Chicago, raised in West St. Louis county, he was educated at Denison University, the University of Iowa (MFA 1986) and Washington University (PhD 2001). He has worked as a journalist, and edited Delmar, a literary journal he co-founded with Scott McKelvie, for fifteen years. His poems and essays have appeared in The Denver Quarterly, FENCE, Pleiades, The Chicago Review, and Natural Bridge, while his scholarship is included in RE: Working the Ground: Essays on the Late Writings of Robert Duncan. Recently, he served as a co-curator of Observable Readings, with Bob Lowes.

Daniel Poppick is the author of the chapbook Vox Squad, forthcoming from Petri Press. Recipient of the 2012 BOMBMagazine Poetry Prize, his work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jubilat, The Claudius App, Denver Quarterly, Iowa Review, and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, co-publishes The Catenary Press with Rob Schlegel, and curates the Antibody Series in Iowa City.

About the fort gondo poetry series:

Founded by poets Jennifer Kronovet and Jessica Baran in the Fall of 2011, the fort gondo poetry series celebrates thoughtful and challenging contemporary poetry by local and national writers. From the series’ inauguration to this past winter, All Along Press produced hand-printed and designed broadsides for each of the participating poets.

Now, 2014: time flies, change is inevitable, clichés persist. Poets Ted Mathys and Paul Legualt now join Baran in co-curating the series — and artist Amy Thompson of Paper Boat Studios will be creating the series’ broadsides. We are thrilled to welcome them!

Ted Mathys is the author of two books of poetry, The Spoils and Forge, both from Coffee House Press.  A new collection, Woodland Pattern, is forthcoming in 2015. He is the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and was selected by Alice Notley for the Poetry Society of America’s 2103 Cecil Hemley Memorial Award. Originally from Ohio, he splits his time between St. Louis and Iowa City, where he is completing his MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Paul Legault is the co-founder of the translation press Telephone Books; the author of three books of poetry: The Madeleine Poems (Omnidawn, 2010), The Other Poems (Fence, 2011), The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney’s, 2012); and co-editor of The Sonnets: Translating & Rewriting Shakespeare (Nighboat/Telephone, 2012). He is a Writer-in-Residence at Washington University.

Amy Thompson is a printmaker and book artist who received her MFA in Visual Art from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. She teaches book design and typography and operates two Chandler & Price letterpress printing presses—Leona and Dolly—out of her Cherokee Street storefront, Paper Boat Studios.

Currently on view at the compound:

John Steven Cummins & Aron Fischer
Through February 8, 2014 at fort gondo

Buzz Spector & Mary Jo Bang
Through February 8, 2014 at beverly

fort gondo compound for the arts
3151 & 3155 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO   63118
fort gondo compound for the arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts forum founded in 2002. All events are free and open to the public.
Hours: Thursdays & Saturdays, 12 – 4 p.m. and by appointment     |

Readings sponsored by Schlafly beer.

IMAGE: Shannon Ebner, A Language of Exposures, 2011.


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