Join us for readings by poets Kevin Goodan, Kimberly Burwick, and Emily Holt.
Kimberly Burwick was born and raised in Massachusetts. Burwick earned her BA in literature from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and her MFA in poetry from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the author of four collections of poetry: Has No Kinsmen (Red Hen Press, 2006), Horses in the Cathedral, winner of the Robert Dana Prize (Anhinga Press, 2011), Good Night Brother, winner of the Burnside Review Prize, (Burnside Review Press, 2014) and Custody of the Eyes (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2017). She is currently Clinical Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Washington State University.
Kevin Goodan was raised in western Montana, and fought forest fires for ten seasons with the USFS, on the Lolo National Forest. He is the author of In the Ghost-House Acquainted, Winter Tenor, Upper Level Disturbances, Let the Voices and Anaphora: an elegy. He is Associate Professor of English at Lewis-Clark State College, and is also on faculty with Rainier Writers Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University.
Emily Holt’s work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The Best New British and Irish Poets (Eyewear, 2018), Brief Encounters: A Collection of Contemporary Nonfiction (W. W. Norton & Co., 2015), The Honest Ulsterman, Abridged, and other journals. In 2017, she was a runner-up in the Dermot Healy International Poetry Prize, was a featured reader at the Cork International Poetry Festival, and her chapbook If Not Savior was highly commended for the Patrick Kavanagh Award. Selections of the multimedia project No Wounds Here, created with Braden Van Dragt, appeared in Talking River and were on exhibit at local universities in 2016. Holt and Van Dragt were semifinalists for the 2016 Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Emily received her MFA from the Rainier Writing Workshop at Pacific Lutheran University, and is currently finishing a Masters in Literature at Trinity College University of Dublin.