Friday, February 6, 8:00 p.m.
Brando Skyhorse, Dora Malech, Jane Lewty, & Erin Kelley
@ The Black Squirrel

Erin Kelley is a graduate of Indiana University, where she completed an undergraduate poetry thesis alongside her English degree. She was born and raised in Solitude, Indiana and was a long term resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn, before it was cool. Her most recent publication is at Statorec. Erin works as an editor for a small publishing house.

Jane Lewty is a poet and critic currently teaching at the University Amsterdam, she grew up in Leeds in the UK, received a PhD from the University of Glasgow and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Fanny Howe picked her first collection of poems, Bravura Cool for 1913 Press's prize for first books:  She's also co-edited two collections of essays, Broadcasting Modernism (University of Florida Press, 2009) and Pornotopias: Image, Apocalypse, Desire (Litteraria Pragensia, 2008.

Dora Malech is a poet, professor, and visual artist. She is the author of two collections of poems, Say So (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2011) and Shore Ordered Ocean (Waywiser, 2009). Her poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Poetry London, Lana Turner, American Letters & Commentary, and Tin House, among numerous other publications. She has been the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Writers' Fellowship at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Italy, and she has served as Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at Saint Mary's College of California. She is a co-founder and former director of the arts outreach organization the Iowa Youth Writing Project. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where she joined the faculty of The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University as an Assistant Professor of Poetry in 2014. She is completing a third collection of poems, As[ ]k, which explores constraint and freedom, permission and transgression.

Brando Skyhorse’s first book, The Madonnas of Echo Park, received the 2011 PEN/Hemingway award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His latest book is Take This Man: A Memoir. Skyhorse is the 2014-15 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-In-Residence at George Washington University.


The Black Squirrel
2427 18th St NW

This reading will be held in the private lounge on the third floor.