Join us on April 18, 2013, 7 p.m., at Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe for the next reading in our series, with Eliza Gilmore, Major Jackson, Thomas Kivney, and Henriette Lazaridis Power.
When Eliza Gilmore was six years old she wrote a story called “The Girl and the Butterfly,” which her elementary school turned into a ballet. Convinced in her early stardom that she was a brilliant visionary, she continued writing throughout middle and high school. Now a senior at Middlebury College and alum of the 2012 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Eliza hopes her recent poems are more humble—and mature—than they used to be.
Major Jackson is the author of three poetry collections: Holding Company (Norton, 2010) and Hoops (Norton, 2006)—both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry—and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia, 2002), winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize and finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award. A recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and a Witter Bynner Fellowship, as well as several writing residencies, he teaches at the University of Vermont.
Thomas Kivney is a writer of fiction and film scripts. He was an intern at the New England Review this past January Term and attended the 2012 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. He will graduate from Middlebury College this spring.
Henriette Lazaridis Power’s work has appeared in Salamander, the New England Review, the Millions, the New York Times online, and Narrative magazine. She is the founding editor of The Drum, a literary magazine publishing exclusively in audio form. She has been the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant and a finalist for the Glimmertrain Fiction Open contest. Her first novel, The Clover House, was published in April 2013 by Ballantine Books.