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Mike Young Poetry + Performance

Poetry Reading with Mike Young, and others! (To be determined) Mike Young is the author of two poetry collections: 2014's Sprezzatura (nice nods in VICEBOMB, Harriet, etc.) and 2010’s We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough, which was selected by readers of The Believer as one of the Top 20 Poetry Books of 2010.

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John James

Poetry reading. Accompanying readers to be determined.

John James is the author of The Milk Hours, selected by Henri Cole for the Max Ritvo Poetry Prize and forthcoming from Milkweed Editions. His poems appear in Boston ReviewKenyon ReviewGulf CoastPoetry NorthwestBest American Poetry 2017, and elsewhere. His work has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Bread Loaf Environmental Writer's Conference, the Academy of American Poets, and Georgetown University's Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he is pursing a Ph.D. in English at the University of California, Berkeley.

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7:00 PM19:00

Catherine Wagner & Millie Ferguson

Reading // Tuesday January 29th // Cathy Wagner & Millie Ferguson

Millie Ferguson was born in Portland, OR and has since resided in various parts of Oregon, Utah, Texas, Cincinnati, New York and Kentucky. Millie graduated from Art Academy of Cincinnati in 2015 and is currently pursuing an MFA at Bennington College's Low Residency Seminar. Her work touches a variety of topics including not leaving her apartment, mothers, fat cats, bad sex, etc. Millie word-works, is not left handed and weaves as truthfully as she sees fit.

Catherine Wagner’s fifth book of poems, Of Course, will be published by Fence Books in spring of 2020. She lives in Cincinnati and teaches at Miami University, where she is president of the local AAUP chapter, which advocates for academic laborers. Some recent work is in Chicago Review ( and Journal of Poetics Research ( and is forthcoming in Poetry, 580 Split and elsewhere.

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