Thursday, September 16, 2010

Becca Klaver & Jaswinder Bolina @ Columbia College

Fall 2010

Sponsored by
the English Department
of Columbia College Chicago

Becca Klaver & Jaswinder Bolina
Sherwood Conservatory Recital Hall
1312 S. Michigan Avenue
Wednesday, September 29th, 5:30p.m.

BECCA KLAVER received an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College Chicago in 2007, and was the English Department's Assistant Programs Director of Literature and Poetry from 2007 to 2009. She holds a BA in English--Creative Writing from the University of Southern California, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Literatures in English at Rutgers University. With Hanna Andrews and Brandi Homan, she founded the feminist poetry press Switchback Books in 2006. She is the author of the chapbook Inside a Red Corvette: A 90s Mix Tape (greying ghost press, 2009) and the poetry collection LA Liminal (Kore Press, 2010). A native of Milwaukee, WI, she now lives in Brooklyn, NY.

JASWINDER BOLINA received his MFA from the University of Michigan in 2003 and his PhD from Ohio University in 2010. His first book, Carrier Wave, won the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry and was published in 2007. Poems from his new manuscript have appeared in recent issues of American Poetry Review, Black Warrior Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. He is the 2010-11 Liberal Arts and Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago.

This event is free and open to the public.