The New England Review is pleased to present a reading by Joan Aleshire, Arthur Bloom, Kristin Fogdall, and Kerrin McCadden on Thursday, April 19, 2012, 7 pm, at Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe in Middlebury.
JOAN ALESHIRE grew up in Baltimore, graduated from Harvard/Radcliffe, and received her MFA from Goddard in 1980. Her fifth book of poetry has just been published by Four Way Books. She has taught in the low-residency MFA program for writers at Warren Wilson College since 1983, and lives in Shrewsbury, where she helped found the local library and serves as co-chair of its board of trustees.
ARTHUR BLOOM was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard College, and taught human genetics at Columbia University. After almost twenty years in Paris, where he transitioned from scientific research and writing to creative writing, he now lives in Weybridge and writes full-time. His first work of fiction was Citron’s Sonata (2007), and his creative nonfiction includes From Neighborhood to Manhood (2011). He is currently working on a story collection, The Old Man and the Boy.
KRISTIN FOGDALL was born in Seattle, Washington, and received her AB in theater and writing at Mount Holyoke College and her MA in creative writing from Boston University. Her work has appeared in the New England Review, The New Republic, Poetry, Slate.com, and elsewhere, and she was a 2004 Poetry Fellow for the New Hampshire Arts Council. In 2008 she moved to Vermont, and currently resides with her family in Morrisville.
KERRIN MCCADDEN’s poems have appeared in Green Mountains Review, American Poetry Review, Failbetter, Hunger Mountain, PANK, and elsewhere. Her poetry was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and will appear in Best American Poetry 2012. Her manuscript Landscape with Plywood Silhouettes was short-listed for the 2012 Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize and for the 2013 New issues Poetry Prize. She lives in Plainfield in a yellow house with two beautiful children and a poodle.