2012 EXPERIENCE POETRY
Angela Ball’s poems and translations have appeared in journals
including Atlantic Monthly, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly,
Field, Partisan Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, and The New Yorker.
Her books of poetry include Kneeling Between Parked Cars (Owl
Creek Press, 1990); Possession (Red Hen, 1995); Quartet (Carnegie
Mellon, 1995); and The Museum of the Revolution (Carnegie Mellon,
1999). Her collection, Night Clerk At the Hotel of Both Worlds
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007), received the Donald Hall Prize
from the Association of Writers and Writing Programs.
Genaro Kỳ Lý Smith was born in Nha Trang, Vietnam in 1968. In 1972, his
family moved to Los Angeles where he earned a B.A. in English from
California State University, Northridge in 1993. He later earned an M.A.
in literature and an M.F.A. in creative writing from McNeese State
University in Lake Charles, LA in 1999. His works have been published in
Crab Orchard Review, Northridge Review, Amerasia Journal (UCLA),
turnrow (University of Louisiana at Monroe), Scene Magazine, dis-Orient,
Christmas Stories from Louisiana (UP of Mississippi), Gumbo: An
Anthology of African American Writing (Doubleday/Broadway Books),
Kartika Review, and he has work forthcoming in the Asian American
Sandra Beasley is the author of I Was the Jukebox,
winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize, and
Theories of Falling, winner of the New Issues Poetry
Prize. Other honors for her work include selection for
the 2010 Best American Poetry, the 2010 University of
Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position, a DCCAH
Artist Fellowship, the Friends of Literature Prize from
the Poetry Foundation, and the Maureen Egen Exchange
Award from Poets & Writers. Her most recent book is
Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life,
a memoir and cultural history of food allergy. She lives
in Washington, D.C.
Murray Shugars' poems have appeared in Smartish Pace, Southern
Cultures, Cincinnati Review, Blue Island Review, and various online
journals. His first book of poems is Songs My Mother Never Taught Me
(Dos Madres Press, 2011). He lives in Vicksburg, Mississippi, with his
wife, Sandra, and their daughters Samantha and Miranda. He is an
associate professor of English at Alcorn State University. He also
serves in the Mississippi Army National Guard.
A native of Meridian, Mississippi, Howard Bahr has
authored four novels. In 2009, he received the Mississippi
Institute of Arts and Letters fiction award for his fourth
novel, Pelican Road. Bahr won this year’s Governor’s
Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts. He lives in
Jackson Mississippi, and teaches at Belhaven University.
HOWARD BAHR, HOST
FOR EXPERIENCE POETRY
GENARO Kỳ Lý SMITH
SEE DETAILS OF POETRY WORKSHOP BELOW
BIOS. WORKSHOP SPACE IS LIMITED AND
THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS
SO PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.
|EXPERIENCE POETRY WORKSHOP
MURRY SHUGARS, INSTRUCTOR
Murray Shugars: This poetry writing workshop will exercise our
creative bodies. We will explore the theory and practice of poetry.
We will talk about poetry. We will read some poems. We will talk
about how we read poems. We will talk about how we make poems.
We will make poems together. AS OF APRIL 19, 2012, ONE SLOT
LEFT FOR EXPERIENCE POETRY WORKSHOP.
After registration, please email one poem for the workshop, which will be emailed directly to
Murray to discuss with you at the workshop. DEADLINE: April 24
Workshop time: 10:00 a.m. - noon, April 28, 2012
REGISTRATION: $22.00 Pay by Paypal here:
|Mail checks and poems to:
Mississippi Writers Guild
P. O. Box 3845
Meridian, MS 39303
MUST BE RECEIVED BY APRIL 24, 2012
BECAUSE OF LIMITED WORKSHOP SPACE AND POETRY CONSULTATION.
Lorelei Books, an independent bookstore in Vicksburg, Mississippi, partnering with the Warren County Public Library
and The Mississippi Writers Guild, will present an afternoon of poetry called ‘Experience Poetry In Vicksburg’.
This will take place at the Warren County Library auditorium Saturday, April 28th, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
This program features a poetry reading and panel discussion by Angela Ball, Sandra Beasley, and Genaro Ky Ly
Smith. The program will also include a question and answer session with the audience. Novelist Howard Bahr, who won
this year’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Literary Arts, will host the event. Bahr lives in Jackson, Mississippi and
teaches at Belhaven University. Angela Ball is on the faculty of the University of Southern Mississippi. Sandra Beasley, of
Washington, D.C., was selected for the 2010 University of Mississippi Summer Poet in Residence position. Genaro Ky Ly Smith
lives in Ruston, Louisiana, where he teaches at Louisiana Tech University.
The 10:00 a.m. - noon poetry writing workshop will be taught by Vicksburg poet Murray Shugars.
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