SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 6:30 pm
The University of Tampa Music Room
401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa 33602
Join me for an extraordinary evening of poetry as The University of Tampa Low-Residency MFA program celebrates the publication of One House Down (Madville Publishing), my second full-length collection. I’m thrilled to be joined by my great friend Susan Lilley, first Poet Laureate of Orlando, who will read from her recently published collection Venus in Retrograde (Burrow Press). Both books will be available for sale and, yes, we’ll be signing. In addition, fellow UT grad Amanda Forrester will open with a poem. It’s gonna be a night of Florida-woman poetry (we’re all natives) so expect quirky, disturbing and glorious (just like our home-state) all rolled into one hour.
Susan Lilley, currently serving as the first Poet Laureate of Orlando, is a Florida native. Her poetry and non-fiction have appeared in American Poetry Review, Gulf Coast, Poet Lore, The Southern Review, Drunken Boat, Saw Palm, Hippocampus, The Florida Review, Sweet, Slipstream, and other journals. She is a past winner of the Rita Dove Poetry Award and has held a State of Florida Individual Arts Fellowship. She has taught at University of Central Florida and Rollins College, and currently teaches literature and creative writing at Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park. Her two chapbooks are Night Windows and Satellite Beach. Her new full-length collection, Venus in Retrograde, was published in spring of 2019 by Burrow Press.