Alumni Poets Participate in Soup Kitchen Reading

Monday, March 7, 2011

On Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m., join Sigma Tau Delta (English honors society) for its Soup Kitchen Reading, a literary event to benefit the Carroll County Soup Kitchen. The event will be held in TLC 1303 - please bring non-perishable food or money as a donation for admission.

Featured will be three poets who are UWG graduates.

Katy Gunn is a graduate student in creative writing at the University of Alabama, where she writes poetry and fiction that looks like poetry and fairy tales. She graduated from the University of West Georgia, received scholarships to the Antioch Writers Workshop and Sarah Lawrence Summer Writers Workshop, recently had a poetry collaboration accepted for a conference at Indiana University and has work published in the San Pedro River Review and Slice Magazine.

Nick McRae’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Literary Review, Copper Nickel, Linebreak, Passages North, Poet Lore, and other journals and anthologies. He is currently compiling and editing Gathered: The Anthology of Contemporary Quaker Poetry. Formerly a Fulbrighter in the Slovak Republic, Nick is now a university fellow in creative writing at Ohio State University. He lives in Columbus, Ohio.

Eric Smith’s poems appear most recently in Five Points, Green Mountains Review, and the Best New Poets 2010 anthology. He holds master's degrees from Northern Michigan University and the University of Florida. He teaches at Marshall University and is managing editor for Cellpoems.