Unless otherwise indicated, readings are at 8 pm at CAM Raleigh
409 W. Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 | (919) 513-0946
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Sandra Beasley, Zeina Hashem Beck, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Leila Chatti, Tyree Daye, & Dorianne Laux * this reading is on a Sunday at 4pm *
Dorianne Laux, Ben Pease, Bianca Stone, & Hillery Stone
Stuart Dischell, Rochelle Hurt, & Lauren Moseley
Frank Montesonti & Jake Syersak
J. Peter Moore & Ken Taylor
SO AND SO #105 - January 11, 2018
Rachel Allen, Lightsey Darst, and Jessica Stark
Rachel Allen was born in North Carolina and lives in New York. Her poetry and essays have been in Gramma, The Fanzine, Full Stop, and Best American Experimental Writing 2018. She has also written for Guernica, where she is an editor.
Lightsey Darst is author of Thousands, Find the Girl, and DANCE, all from Coffee House Press. Her awards include an NEA Fellowship for Literature and a Minnesota Book Award. She is a co-founder of Durham Independent Dance Artists (DIDA).
SO AND SO #106 - March 25, 2018
Sandra Beasley, Zeina Hashem Beck, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Leila Chatti, Tyree Daye, and Dorianne Laux
Sandra Beasley is the author of Count the Waves; I Was the Jukebox, winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry Prize; and Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life, a memoir. She lives in Washington, D.C., and teaches with the University of Tampa low-residency MFA program.
Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her second full-length collection, Louder than Hearts, won the 2016 May Sarton New Hampshire Poetry Prize. She’s also the author of two chapbooks:
3arabi Song, winner of the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize, and There Was and How Much There Was, a smith|doortop Laureate’s Choice, selected by Carol Ann Duffy. Her first book, To Live in
Autumn, won the 2013 Backwaters Prize. Her work has won Best of the Net, has been nominated for the Pushcart and the Forward Prize, and has appeared in Ploughshares, Poetry, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a- Day, and World Literature Today, among others. Her poem, “Maqam,” won Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Frederick Bock Prize.
Jessica Stark is a doctoral candidate at Duke in English, writing on the intersections between American poetry and comic books. Her chapbook manuscript, The Liminal Parade, won Heavy Feather's Double Take Poetry Prize in 2016. Her poetry and/or illustrations have appeared in Lute & Drum, Tethered by Letters, Tipton Poetry Journal, Potluck, and others. She writes an ongoing poetry zine called INNANET: love poems for the Internet.
Gabrielle Calvocoressi is the author of Rocket Fantastic (Persea), Apocalyptic Swing, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart, winner of the Connecticut Book Award. Her poems have been featured in The New York Times and Washington Post, on Garrison Keillor's "Poet's Almanac," and in numerous literary journals, including American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Paris Review, and Poetry. She is Editor at Large for Los Angeles Review of Books and Assistant Professor and Walker Percy Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is the winner of the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his book River Hymns (APR, 2017). Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow and longtime member of the editorial staff at Raleigh Review. He received his MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, The New York Times, and Nashville Review. Daye recently won the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for his poems in the Fall 2015 issue.
Belle Boggs is the author of Mattaponi Queen, a collection of linked stories set along Virginia’s Mattaponi River, and The Art of Waiting: On Fertility, Medicine, and Motherhood (Graywolf Press). Mattaponi Queen won the Bakeless Prize, the Library of Virginia Literary Award, and was a finalist for the 2010 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Belle’s stories and essays have appeared in The Paris Review, Harper's, Glimmer Train, the Oxford American, Slate, Orion, Ecotone, and other publications. She teaches in the MFA program at North Carolina State University.
SO AND SO #104 - October 12, 2017
Tyree Daye and Matthew Wimberley
Tyree Daye is a poet from Youngsville, North Carolina. He is winner of the 2017 APR/Honickman First Book Prize for his book River Hymns. Daye is a 2017 Ruth Lilly Finalist and Cave Canem fellow and longtime member of the editorial staff at Raleigh Review. He received his MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University. Daye’s work has been published in Prairie Schooner, Nashville Review, and has poems in Four Way Review and forthcoming in Ploughshares. Daye recently won the Amy Clampitt Residency for 2018 and The Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award for his poems in the Fall 2015 issue.
Matthew Wimberley grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains. His chapbook Snake Mountain Almanac was selected by Eduardo C. Corral as the winner of the 2014 Rane Arroyo Chapbook Contest from Seven Kitchens Press. Winner of the 2015 William Matthews Prize from the Asheville Poetry Review, and a finalist for the 2015 Narrative Poetry Contest. He was selected by Mary Szybist for the 2016 Best New Poets Anthology and his writing has appeared in: The Greensboro Review, The Missouri Review Online, Narrative, Orion, The Paris-American, Poet Lore, Rattle, Shenandoah, Verse Daily, and others. Wimberley received his MFA from NYU where he worked with children at St. Mary's Hospital as a Starworks Fellow. Wimberley was a finalist for the 2017 Four Way Books Levis Prize. was a finalist for the 2017 Four Way Books Levis Prize.
Leila Chatti is a Tunisian-American poet and author of the chapbooks Ebb (Akashic Books, New-Generation African Poets Series) and Tunsiya/Amrikiya, the 2017 Editors' Selection
from Bull City Press. She is the recipient of a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund and fellowships and scholarships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Tin House Writers’ Workshop, the Key West Literary Seminar, Dickinson House, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, where she is the 2017-2018 Ron Wallace Poetry Fellow. Her poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, The Georgia Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, New England Review, Kenyon Review Online, Narrative, The Rumpus, and elsewhere.
Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, was awarded The Paterson Prize. Her fourth book of poems, Facts About the Moon won The Oregon Book Award and was short-listed for the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Laux is also the author of Awake; What We Carry, a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award; Smoke; as well as a fine small press edition, The Book of Women. She is the co-author of the celebrated text The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry. Laux teaches poetry in the Program in Creative Writing at North Carolina State University and is a founding faculty member of Pacific University's Low Residency MFA Program. Only As the Day is Long: New and Selected, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton.