3/24: Josh Bell, Ashley Capps, Noah Eli Gordon, Joshua Marie Wilkinson

The inaugural Boston Poetry Collective reading!

Josh Bell * Ashley Capps * Noah Eli Gordon * Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Monday • March 24th • 7pm • The Lily Pad • 1353 Cambridge Street • Inman Sq. • Cambridge

Josh Bell's first book is No Planets Strike, Zoo Press/University of Nebraska Press, 2005. He received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he was a Teaching-Writing Fellow and Paul Engle Postgraduate Fellow. He was the Diane Middlebrook Fellow at the University of Wisconsin's Creative Writing Institute, 2003-04, and in the Summer of 2006 was a Walter Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Writer's Conference. His poems have appeared in such magazines as 9th Letter, Boston Review, Hotel Amerika, Indiana Review, Triquarterly, Verse, and Volt. He is currently an instructor at Columbia University and is finishing his doctoral dissertation for the University of Cincinnati, where he was University Distinguished Graduate Fellow.

Ashley Capps received her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop in 2006. Her first book of poems, Mistaking the Sea for Green Fields, was also published in 2006. New poems appear in the current issues of Granta and Black Warrior Review, and are forthcoming in H_NGM_N and Columbia Poetry Review. She is working on a second collection of poems entitled Then Self.

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of six collections, including Novel Pictorial Noise, selected by John Ashbery for the Nation Poetry Series. He teaches at the University of Colorado at Denver, and worked in Boston for a few years in the '90s selling jewelry from a cart at Downtown Crossing.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of three books, including Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk (Iowa) and Figures for a Darkroom Voice (with Noah Eli Gordon, Tarpaulin Sky). Next Spring two new books are due out: The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo) and 12x12: Conversations in Poetry and Poetics, an anthology of younger poets in conversation with their mentors (Iowa). After growing up in Seattle, he lived in Turkey, Slovakia, Arizona, Ireland, and Colorado, and he's recently settled in Chicago to teach at Loyola University.