Join us in celebrating the launch of Tina Schumann’s latest collection of poetry, Praising the Paradox (Red Hen Press) with readings by the author and special guests Jill McCabe Johnson and Kay Mullen.
Tina Schumann is the author of three poetry collections, “As If” (Parlor City 2010) which was awarded the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize, “Requiem. A Patrimony of Fugues” (Diode Editions, 2016) and “Praising the Paradox” (Red Hen Press, 2019). Her work has been a finalist in the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books Intro prize and others. She is editor of the IPPY award-winning anthology “Two Countries. U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents” (Red Hen Press, 2017). Her poems have appeared widely since 1999 including The American Journal of Poetry, Ascent, Cimarron Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Nimrod, Parabola, Palabra, The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine and Verse Daily. You can read more about Tina at www.tinaschumann.com.
Jill McCabe Johnson is the author of the poetry books: Revolutions We’d Hoped We’d Outgrown, shortlisted for Jane’s Stories Press Foundation’s Clara Johnson Award for Women’s Literature, and Diary of the One Swelling Sea, Winner of a Nautilus Book Award in Poetry. Jill has received fellowships and support from organizations such as Artist Trust, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Hedgebrook. She is the founder and publisher of Wandering Aengus Press, and teaches Creative Writing for Skagit Valley College in the San Juan Islands.
Kay Mullen’s poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. She has authored three books of poetry and has earned an MFA from the Rainier Writer’s Workshop, Pacific Lutheran University. She says, “Poetry is the way I make sense of the world. I love teaching, and energizing others to appreciate the power of poetry.” Her latest and fourth book, Homecoming, speaks of the long journey of coming hone to oneself. Kay lives in Tacoma.