Join us for readings by Michele Bombardier, Susan Landgraf, and Gary Copeland Lilley!
Michele Bombardier‘s What We Do (Kelsay Press, 2018) has been described by Ellen Bass as “a call to empathy.” Michele’s work has appeared in journals such as Alaska Quarterly Review, Atlanta Review, Artemis, Bellevue Literary Review, Poetry International, Fourth River, Raven Chronicles, Floating Bridge Reveiw and many others. She is the founder of Fishplate Poetry, a social purpose corporation that provides workshops and retreats for poets and writers while raising money for humanitarian relief. Michele works as a speech language pathologist specializing in autism, stroke and brain injury.
Susan Landgraf has published more than 400 poems, essays, and articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers, including Prairie Schooner, Poet Lore, Margie, Nimrod, Bellingham Review, and The Laurel Review. Her full-length poetry collection What We Bury Changes the Ground was published by Tebot Bach in 2017, and she currently is serving a three-year appointment as Poet Laureate of Auburn. She taught at Highline College for 27 years and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. A writing exercise book is forthcoming from Two Sylvias Press.
Gary Copeland Lilley is originally from Sandy Cross, North Carolina, and was a longtime resident of Washington, D.C., where he was a founding member of the Black Rooster Collective. He received the D.C. Commission on the Arts Fellowship for Poetry in 1996 and again in 2000, and he earned a MFA in Poetry from Warren Wilson College. Gary Copeland Lilley is the author of four poetry collections: The Bushman’s Medicine Show (Lost Horse Press, 2017), High Water Everywhere (Willow Books, 2013), Alpha Zulu (Ausable Press, 2008), and The Subsequent Blues (Four Way Books, 2004). He is a Cave Canem Fellow.