Reading with Poets April Ossmann & Cynthia Huntington


Due to emergency, Cynthia Huntington cannot be with us at the reading tonight at 6 pm. Joining April Ossmann will be the poet Mary Elder Jacobsen.
Mary Elder Jacobsen’s poetry has appeared in Green Mountains Review, The Cincinnati Review, The Antioch Review, The Greensboro Review, and other venues. She holds an MFA from UNC-Greensboro and an MA from The Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Mary also organizes Poets Pulling Prints and the Down Home Kitchen Feeding the Soul PoemCity programs, and curates the Privy Poetry at Down Home Kitchen.


On the evening of April 8, join two professional poets for this reading and book signing.

April Ossmann, author of the poetry collections Event Boundaries, published in March 2017, and Anxious Music, has published her poetry widely in journals, including Colorado Review and Harvard Review, and in anthologies. Her poetry awards include a 2013 Vermont Arts Council Creation Grant and a Prairie Schooner Readers’ Choice Award. Ossmann owns a poetry consulting business and is a faculty editor for the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Sierra Nevada College.

Cynthia Huntington’s fifth book of poetry, Terra Nova, was published in January 2017 by the Crab Orchard Poetry Series, Southern Illinois University Press. Huntington’s book Heavenly Bodies was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award in Poetry. Presently a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry, she teaches at VCFA in the MFA in Writing Program, and at Dartmouth College where she holds the Frederick Sessions Beebe Chair in Writing.

6 pm | Kellogg-Hubbard Library, 135 Main Street




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