The November 7 Poetry & Prose event will feature a selection of new graduate students from the UH Creative Writing Program This reading, always a favorite on campus, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Conor Bracken says he's from Virginia - where he got a BA at Virginia Tech and left a lot of furniture - but he was raised in New England and overseas too. His work is forthcoming in Foothill and Bodega.
Katie Condon is a native of southern New England. She received her BA in English and Secondary Education from Elms College in Chicopee, MA where she was a member of the women’s basketball team. In addition to writing and spinning the occasional basketball on her finger, Katie enjoys backpacking and all food with the exception of coconuts.
Laura Jok is a first-year MFA student in fiction. She earned her bachelor's degree in creative writing from Northwestern University where she was named a Daniel Bonbright Scholar in the humanities. Her writing has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review.
Kristin Kostick is a 1st year MFA student in Poetry. Her recent work has appeared in Forklift, Ohio, H_NGM_N, Drunken Boat, Muzzle Magazine and Open Letters and is forthcoming in Blackbird. She received her PhD in Medical Anthropology in 2008 and conducts research in HIV/AIDS prevention, mental health and psychological reactions to extreme environments.
Talia Mailman is an M.F.A. in Fiction. She comes to Houston from the East Coast.
Sam Mansfield (M.F.A., poetry) grew up in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He enjoys well-marinated tempeh, bike routes, and murder ballads. His work has appeared in Explosion-Proof magazine
Henk Rossouw A poet, Henk grew up in Cape Town. His work has appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Transom, Tin House, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and The Threepenny Review, and is forthcoming in The Boston Review. In 2009 he gave a reading in Times Square as one of the winners of the Poetry Society of America's Bright Lights Big Verse contest. Now a PhD student at the University of Houston, he graduated in 2011 from the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Joseph Scapellato was born in the suburbs of Chicago and earned his MFA in Fiction at New Mexico State University. His fiction appears in Kenyon Review Online, Post Road, Gulf Coast, >kill author, Artifice, Unsaid, and other places. Joseph is Blog Editor for The Collagist.
Martha Stallman is an incoming PhD candidate in fiction. She lives and writes in Austin, TX.
Yerra Sugarman is the author of two poetry collections: Forms of Gone and The Bag of Broken Glass, both published by The Sheep Meadow Press. She was awarded a 2011 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry, a Canada Council Grant for Creative Writers, the 2005 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Poetry Award, a “Discovery”/The Nation Poetry Prize, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, the Poetry Society of America’s George Bogin Memorial Award and its Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, and a Chicago Literary Award. Her poems, translations, and critical articles have been published widely. She is pursuing her PhD at UH.