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Rich Broderick and Zoe Bird read poetry

Richard Broderick is the author of two collections of poetry, Woman Lake (New Rivers Press) and Rain Dance (University of Wisconsin-Parallel Press), and Night Sale (New Rivers Press), a collection of short fiction. He is the two-time winner of the Many Voices Project Competition sponsored by New Rivers Press, recipient of both a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship and a Minnesota Book Award, a Bush Foundation and Robert Frost Foundation finalist, and a two-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in poetry. His work has been widely anthologized, including in The Next Parish Over (New Rivers Press) and the definitive The Book of Irish-American Poetry from the Eighteenth Century to the Present published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2007. 

Before returning to her hometown of Minneapolis, Zoë Bird performed widely in the Southwest and co-hosted the Open Poetry series and Poets Against the War readings in Santa Fe for five and seven years, respectively. Her poems have appeared in art installations and multimedia collaborations with musicians, ceramicists, dancers and fellow poets. Recent publications include, The Royal Breadshow (Axle Contemporary, 2014) and Bringing Gifts, Bringing News (DownStairs Press, 2011). Bird recently completed her first full-length poetry collection, Poultice for a Wooden Leg.

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