Cream City Live!
Nick McRae ~ Angela Narciso Torres ~ Emilia Phillips ~ Tom Williams
Saturday, February 15, 2014, 7-9pm
Union Art Gallery
FREE for all!
Nick McRae is the author of The Name Museum, which won the 2012 De Novo Prize, as well as the chapbook Mountain Redemption. He is the editor of the anthology Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets. His poems appear in Cincinnati Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Southern Review, Third Coast, and elsewhere. He has been a Tennessee Williams Scholar and staff member at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and now serves as associate editor for 32 Poems and poetry coordinator for the annual Best of the Net anthology. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and raised in the Northwest Georgia foothills, Nick earned an M.F.A. in creative writing at The Ohio State University and is currently a Robert B. Toulouse Doctoral Fellow in English at the University of North Texas.
Angela Narciso Torres’s first book of poetry, Blood Orange, won the Willow Books Literature Award for Poetry. Recent work appears in Cimarron Review, Colorado Review, and Cream City Review. A graduate of Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Angela has received fellowships from the Illinois Arts Council, Ragdale Foundation, and Midwest Writing Center. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manila, she currently resides in Chicago, where she teaches poetry workshops and serves as a senior poetry editor for RHINO.
Emilia Phillips is the author of Signaletics and two chapbooks. Her poems appear in Agni, Harvard Review, The Kenyon Review, Poetry, and elsewhere. She’s received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, U.S. Poets in Mexico, and Vermont Studio Center. She is the 2013–2014 Emerging Writer Lecturer at Gettysburg College, the prose editor of 32 Poems, and a staff member of the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
Tom Williams is the author of two books of fiction, The Mimic’s Own Voice, a novella, and the novel, Don’t Start Me Talkin’. An associate editor of American Book Review, he chairs the English Department at Morehead State University.