Join us for an incredible night of poetry, featuring readings by Diane Raptosh (Human Directional, 2016) and Tina Schumann (Requiem. A Patrimony of Fugues, 2016).
Diane Raptosh‘s fourth book of poetry, American Amnesiac (Etruscan Press) was longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award and was a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. The recipient of three fellowships in literature from the Idaho Commission on the Arts, she served as the Boise Poet Laureate (2013) as well as the Idaho Writer-in-Residence (2013-2016), the highest literary honor in the state. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies in the U.S. and Canada. A highly active ambassador for poetry, she has given poetry workshops everywhere from riverbanks to maximum security prisons. She teaches creative writing and runs the program in Criminal Justice/Prison Studies at The College of Idaho. Her most recent collection of poems, Human Directional, was released by Etruscan Press in fall 2016. Her website: www.dianeraptosh.com<http://
Tina Schumann is the author of three poetry collections, “As If” (Parlor City Press, 2010) which was the winner of the Stephen Dunn Poetry Prize, “Requiem. A Patrimony of Fugues” (Diode Editions, 2016) which won the Diode Editions Chapbook Contest for 2016, and “Praising the Paradox” (Red Hen Press, 2019,) which was a finalist in the National Poetry Series, Four Way Books Intro Prize and the New Issues Poetry Prize. The anthology she curated and edited, Two Countries. U.S. Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents is forthcoming from Red Hen Press in the fall of 2017. Schumann’s work received the 2009 American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal, a pushcart nomination and finalist status in the 2013 Terrain.org Annual Poetry Contest, as well as honorable mention in The Atlantic poetry contest. She was a featured poet at the 2014 Skagit River Poetry Festival and is Assistant Director at Artsmith.org. Her poems have appeared in publications and anthologies since 1999 including The American Journal of Poetry, Ascent, Atticus Review, Cimarron Review, Midwest Quarterly, Nimrod, Parabola, Palabra, Terrain.org, The Human and The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. www.tinaschumann.com