CM Burroughs & Roger Reeves Poetry Reading

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 5:30pm

Stage Two 618 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, 60605

CM BURROUGHS, a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA Program at the University of Pittsburgh, has been awarded fellowships and grants from organizations including Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem, Callaloo Writers Workshop, and the University of Pittsburgh. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, her poetry has appeared in journals including Ploughshares, Callaloo, jubilat, VOLT, Bat City Review, La Fovea, and Eleven Eleven. The 2011-2013 Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts & Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago, her first book, The Vital System, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2012.

ROGER REEVES’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, and the Indiana Review, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. Recently, he earned his MFA from the James A. Michener Center for Creative Writing at the University of Texas. Currently, he is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois Chicago. His first book, King Me, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2013.

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