Free Association open mic poetry reading, featuring Kirk Nesset & David Chorlton. FREE and open to the public (but books will be available for purchase and/or signing) in the Student Union room 104E, Glendale Comunity College, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ 85302. Open mic starts at 7pm. Hosted by Shawnte Orion.
Kirk Nesset is Professor of English at Allegheny College in Pennsylvania. He has published two books of stories, Mr. Agreeable and Paradise Road, as well as a nonfiction study, The Stories of Raymond Carver, a book of poems, Saint X (forthcoming), and a book of translations, Alphabet of the World: Selected Works of Eugenio Montejo (also forthcoming). He was awarded the Drue Heinz literature prize in 2007 and has received a Pushcart Prize and grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. His stories, poems, translations and essays have appeared in hundreds of journals, including The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, American Poetry Review, Gettysburg Review, Iowa Review, Agni, The Sun, Fiction and Prairie Schooner, among others.
David Chorlton was born in Austria and grew up in Manchester, England, home of rain and industry. His poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines, including Connecticut Review, The Bitter Oleander, Bloomsbury Review, Poet Lore, and Hawaii Pacific Review. He has had many individual collections of poetry published, including Return To Waking Life (Main Street Rag Press) and Fever Dreams (University of Arizona Press). Recent chapbooks have been awarded prizes from Slipstream Press (for The Age Of Miracles) and Rain Mountain Press (for The Lost River).
Campus map and other details can be found at www.myspace.com/rcpoets