The Wisconsin Poetry Series Reading at AWP: Thursday, 3/5, 6:30-8:00pm

Hello, friends of the Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes! Will you be in San Antonio for AWP in a couple weeks? If so, why don’t you join the UW-Madison Program in Creative Writing and the University of Wisconsin Press for the Wisconsin Poetry Series Reading: Thursday, March 5 from 6:30 to 8:00, at the Guadalajara Grill (301 S Alamo St)? We’ve reserved a private room with a cash bar (and snacks, free to guests while they last) to accommodate a hundred of our very best pals.

This Year’s Readers: Ambalila Hemsell, Sarah Kortemeier, Bruce Snider, & Molly Spencer

AMBALILA HEMSELL, author of Queen in Blue, grew up in Colorado and South India. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan and is a former Writer in Residence at InsideOut Literary Arts in Detroit. Her poetry can be found in Fairytale Review, The American Literary Review, Ruminate, and elsewhere. She lives in Tacoma, WA, with her family.

SARAH KORTEMEIER is the recipient of the 2019 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry for her debut collection, Ganbatte, selected by Carl Phillips. She currently serves as Library Director at The University of Arizona Poetry Center, and she lives in Tucson with her husband, two rescue dogs, and lots of light.

BRUCE SNIDER is the author of three poetry collections, Fruit, winner of the Four Lakes Prize from the University of Wisconsin Press (Spring 2020); Paradise, Indiana (Pleiades Press, 2013); The Year We Studied Women (University of Wisconsin, 2003), and the co-editor of The Poem’s Country: Place and Poetic Practice (Pleiades Press, 2018). He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco.

MOLLY SPENCER’s recent poetry has appeared in Blackbird, FIELD, New England Review, Ploughshares, and Prairie Schooner. Her critical writing has appeared in Colorado Review, The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review online, and The Rumpus. Her debut poetry collection, If the House, won the 2019 Brittingham Prize judged by Carl Phillips. A second collection, Hinge, won the 2019 Crab Orchard Open Competition judged by Allison Joseph, and is forthcoming from Southern Illinois University Press in fall 2020. She is a poetry editor at The Rumpus and teaches at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.



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