In our monthly reading series, "Today You Are Perfect," we bring poets and artists and listeners together to share their words. Afterward, everyone has the option to participate in a small question and answer session.
The Lineup: Anne Graue, Sarah Nichols, Ashley Elizabeth
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 23, 7:00-8:00 pm CT
Platform: Live Zoom Webinar. After registering, you will be sent the link.
Donation: Please support the poets!
Purchase Anne Graue's book Full and Plum-Colored Velvet (Woodley Press) at https://bookshop.org/books/
Purchase Sarah Nichols' chapbook Nexenhaus (Milk and Cake Press) at https://milkandcakepress.com/
Purchase Ashley Elizabeth's chapbook you were supposed to be a friend (Nightingale & Sparrow Press) at http://
Originally from Overland Park, Kansas, Anne Graue lives in Mahopac, New York. She has been a poet since the age of 17 and a published poet since 2009. After earning a degree in creative writing and literature from Kansas State University, she spent 3 years in Kenya with the Peace Corps. She found her way to Columbia University in New York where she completed a master’s degree in English Education, and she’s been teaching and writing ever since. Most of her poems observe moments in the manufactured and natural worlds; the space between is where she finds the most tension and the most meaning. Many of her poems are moments of memoir.
Anne is the author of Full and Plum-Colored Velvet, (Woodley Press, 2020) and Fig Tree in Winter (Dancing Girl Press, 2017). She has poetry in SWWIM Every Day, Rivet Journal, Mom Egg Review, Into the Void, and in numerous print anthologies, including The Book of Donuts (Terrapin Books, 2017) and Coffee Poems (World Enough Writers, 2019). Her reviews of poetry collections have been published in Glass: A Journal of Poetry, The Rupture, Whale Road Review, Green Mountains Review, and The Rumpus. She is a poetry editor for The Westchester Review.
Sarah Nichols lives and writes in Connecticut. She is the author of ten chapbooks, including Press Play for Heartbreak (forthcoming, 2021, Paper Nautilus Press) and Hexenhaus (Milk and Cake Press, 2020.) Her poems and essays have also appeared in Everything in Aspic, Drunk Monkeys, Moonchild Magazine, and Menacing Hedge. She is also a 2020 recipient of Paper Nautilus's Vella Chapbook Prize.
Ashley Elizabeth (she/her) is a writing consultant, teacher, and poet. Her works have appeared in SWWIM, Rigorous, and Kahini Quarterly, among others. She is the author of the chapbook, you were supposed to be a friend (Nightingale & Sparrow). When Ashley isn't serving as assistant editor at Sundress Publications or working as a member of the Estuary Collective, she habitually posts on Twitter and Instagram (@ae_thepoet). She lives in Baltimore, MD with her partner and their cat.
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