Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Best New Poets at the Book Cellar

Best New Poets has announced its winners for 2011, and five contributors will be celebrating at the Book Cellar in Lincoln Square on Saturday, January 21 at 7:00 pm with a reading and release of the newest anthology. The line up includes:

BRITTANY CAVALLARO's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Gettysburg Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Indiana Review and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was the editor-in-chief of Devil's Lake. She has been a finalist for the Ruth Lilly Fellowship and the recipient of awards such as the David and Jean Milofsky Prize in Creative Writing, scholarships from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, and the Chancellor's Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she is a PhD candidate.

NATALIE GIARRATANO is a PhD candidate in poetry at Western Michigan University. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming in American Literary Review, Laurel Review, and Hayden’s Ferry Review. She was poetry editor for Third Coast for two years and an assistant editor at New Issues Poetry and Prose for three.

VIRGINIA KONCHAN’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, The Believer, The New Republic, Notre Dame Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Poet Lore, and elsewhere. She is a doctoral candidate in the Program for Writers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she curates the Wit Rabbit Reading Series.

NANCY REDDY’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Anti-, Cream City Review, Memorious, Cimarron Review, Crab Orchard Review, and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is currently a doctoral student in composition and rhetoric. She is also the reviews and interviews editor of Devil’s Lake.

DAVID WELCH received his M.F.A. from The University of Alabama and has published poems in journals including AGNI, Indiana Review, and Subtropics. His poem “Tribute” appeared in Best New Poets 2007. He teaches creative writing and literature and is Coordinator of Literacy Outreach at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.