Saturday, May 21, 2011

OPA Quarterly Meeting

Ohio Poetry Association

Quarterly Meeting and Workshop

featuring Stephen Haven

May 21, 2011

Bexley Public Library

2411 E. Main Street

Columbus, OH 43209

Stephen Haven is Director of the Ashland University MFA Program and Director of the Ashland Poetry Press. He has published two books of poems, Dust and Bread (Turning Point, 2008) and The Long Silence of the Mohawk Carpet Smokestacks (West End Press, 2004), and one memoir, The River Lock: One Boy's Life along the Mohawk (Syracuse University Press, 2008). For Dust and Bread, he was named 2009 Co-Ohio Poet of the Year by the Ohio Poetry Day Association. Haven has also published a chapbook of collaborative translations from contemporary Chinese poetry, The Enemy in Defensive Positions (Poetry Miscellany Chapbooks, 2008). He is editor of The Poetry of W.D. Snodgrass: Everything Human (University of Michigan Press, 1993) and coeditor of two anthologies of contemporary poetry.

Haven's poems have appeared in The Southern Review, Parnassus, Literary Imagination, Crazyhorse, American Poetry Review, Salmagundi, Northwest Review, Image, Western Humanities Review, The Missouri Review, and in many other journals. He has a M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in American Civilization from New York University, where he wrote his dissertation under the direction of Harold Bloom. Haven has been a repeat fellow at Yaddo and MacDowell and twice a Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature (poetry) at universities in Beijing. He has won four individual artist grants from the Ohio Arts Council and has held three residency fellowships at the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

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SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY

10am-11:30 Quarterly Business Meeting

11:30-Noon Members' Open Mic

Noon-1pm Lunch Break

1pm-4pm Reading and Workshop feat. Stephen Haven*

*If you have a poem you'd like critiqued in the workshop, please bring copies for all in attendance.

FREE and OPEN to the public!

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