Monday, April 4, 2011

Columbus-Based Poetry Reading

Thursday, April 14 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm


OSU Urban Arts Space

50 W. Town Street, Suite 130

Columbus, OH


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Join us for the first event of this literary series in which

Columbus-based (and OSU alumni) poets Maggie Smith, Jason Gray, Jen

Town, and Hannah Stephenson will read recent work. Stick around after

for refreshments and conversation. Warning: poems may contain wild

animals, references to Jersey Shore, and delicious sound play.


About the readers:


An Ohio native, Maggie Smith is the author of Lamp of the Body (Red

Hen Press), The List of Dangers (Kent State University Press), and

Nesting Dolls (Pudding House). Smith has received three Individual

Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and a 2011 Creative

Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more

information, visit her site:


Jason Gray is the author of Photographing Eden (Ohio UP, 2009), winner

of the Hollis Summers Award. He co-edits the online journal,

Unsplendid ( Find him online at


Jen Town grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. She graduated with highest

distinction with an honors degree in English from Penn State

University in 2004, and with her MFA in poetry from The Ohio State

University in 2008. Jen's poetry and prose has appeared in Lake

Effect, Third Coast, Mid-American Review, Epoch, and Rhino Literary

Journal, among others. Her professional interests also include

editing, publishing, and design:


Hannah Stephenson is a poet, editor, instructor, and

singer-songwriter. You can read her poems at her daily poetry site,

The Storialist: Her poems and songs

have been featured in various publications, including qarrtsiluni,

Lazy Gramophone Press anthologies, Spoonful, and Far Away Literary


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