Come hear Jeanne Marie Beaumont & Maxine Scates read as part of Columbia College Chicago’s Fall 2012 Poetry Reading series.
When: Wednesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor
[Photo credit - Bibiana Huang Matheis, Bill Cadbury]
JEANNE MARIE BEAUMONT is the author of Burning of the Three Fires (BOA Editions, 2010), a finalist for the Writers’ League of Texas Book Award, Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, 2004), and Placebo Effects, selected by William Matthews as a National Poetry Series winner (Norton, 1997). She is coeditor of the anthology The Poets’ Grimm: 20th Century Poems from Grimm Fairy Tales. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines including Columbia Poetry Review, Court Green, Conduit, Good Poems for Hard Times, Hotel Amerika, LIT, The Manhattan Review, The Nation, New Letters, Poetry Daily, The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror 2007, When She Named Fire: Contemporary Poetry by American Women, World Literature Today, and many others. She won the 2009 Dana Award for Poetry. Her poem “Afraid So” was made into a short film by award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenblatt with narration by Garrison Keillor; it has been shown at over two dozen international festivals, at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and on IFC, and it won 2nd prize at the Black Maria Film Festival, among other awards. She has taught at Rutgers University and the Frost Place in Franconia, NH. She currently teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd St. Y and in the Stonecoast low-residency MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. Since 1983, she has made her home in Manhattan.
MAXINE SCATES is the author of three books of poetry, Undone ( New Issues, 2011), Black Loam (Cherry Grove Collections, 2005), which received the Lyre Prize and was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award, and Toluca Street (University of Pittsburgh Press,1989), which received the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press and the Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Agni, American Poetry Review, Antioch Review, Court Green, Crazyhorse, Ironwood, Lyric, Massachusetts Review, Ninth Letter, North American Review, Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, Virginia Quarterly Review, and ZYZZYVA. Her poems have also been anthologized in For A Living (University of Illinois Press), The Pittsburgh Anthology of Contemporary Poetry (University of Pittsburgh Press), A Gathering of Poets (Kent State University Press), Long Journey: Contemporary Northwest Poets (Oregon State UniversityPress), New Poets of the American West, She Walks In Beauty (Hyperion), and Pushcart Prize XXXIV: Best of the Small Presses. Her poetry has also received a 2010 Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Literary Arts and the Oregon Arts Commission. Her essays and reviews have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, The American Voice, Calyx, Mississippi Review, Poetry East and Prairie Schooner and the anthologies: Liberating Memory: Our Work, Our Working Class Consciousness (Rutgers University Press), Stories That Shape Us: Women Write About The West (W.W. Norton) and Survival Stories: Memoirs of Crisis (Anchor/Doubleday). She is co-editor, with David Trinidad, of Holding Our Own: The Selected Poems of Ann Stanford published by Copper Canyon Press. She has taught at Lane Community College, Lewis and Clark College and, for many years, as Poet-in-Residence, Visiting Associate Professor, at Reed College. She now teaches privately. Originally from Los Angeles, she has lived in Eugene, Oregon since 1973.