Monday, October 15, 7:30pm
Rooster South Grand
Judy Jordan’s first book of poetry Carolina Ghost Woodswon the Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Utah Book of the Year Award, the OAY Award from the Poetry Council of North Carolina, as well as the Thomas Wolfe Literary Award. A book-length poem, Sixty Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance, was published by LSU press in 2005 and her third book of poems, Hunger, was released in January. Jordan currently lives in her own environmentally friendly earthbag-and-cob house, in which she lives with her rescued dogs off-grid, and teaches poetry at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Lee Martin is the Pulitzer Prize finalist of The Bright Forever, four other novels: Quakertown, River of Heaven, Break the Skin, and Late One Night as well asthe memoirs, Such a Life,From Our House, and Turning Bones; and the short story collections The Least You Need to Know and The Mutual UFO Network. He is the winner of the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council. A native Midwesterner, he teaches in the MFA program at Ohio State University.
Readings start at 7:30 p.m. on the third Monday of the month. $5 general admission. $4 students and seniors. This event is presented by River Styx. For more information, please visit riverstyx.org.