Monday, October 8, 2012

CM Burroughs & Roger Reeves Reading

Come hear CM Burroughs & Roger Reeves read as part of Columbia College Chicago’s Fall 2012 Poetry Reading series.
When: Wednesday, October 17, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Stage Two, 618 S. Michigan Avenue, Second Floor

CM BURROUGHS, a graduate of Sweet Briar College and the MFA Program at the University of Pittsburgh, has been awarded fellowships and grants from organizations including Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Cave Canem, Callaloo Writers Workshop, and the University of Pittsburgh. A Pushcart Prize Nominee, her poetry has appeared in journals including Ploughshares, Callaloo, jubilat, VOLT, Bat City Review, La Fovea, and Eleven Eleven. The 2011-2013 Elma Stuckey Liberal Arts & Sciences Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College Chicago, her first book, The Vital System, will be published by Tupelo Press in 2012. 

[PHOTO – CREDIT  Rachel Eliza Griffiths]

ROGER REEVES’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, and the Indiana Review, among others. Kim Addonizio selected “Kletic of Walt Whitman” for the Best New Poets 2009 anthology. He was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation in 2008, two Bread Loaf Scholarships, an Alberta H. Walker Scholarship from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, and two Cave Canem Fellowships. Recently, he earned his MFA from the James A. Michener Center for Creative Writing at the University of Texas. Currently, he is an assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois Chicago. His first book, King Me, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2013.