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Poetry reading: Chloe Clark, Debra Marquart, Donna Spruijt-Metz, and Crystal Stone

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Join SubText Books in the store on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00 PM for an evening of poetry with Chloe Clark, Crystal Stone, Donna Spruijt-Metz, and Debra Marquart. Book signing to follow!

About the poets:

Chloe Clark: Chloe N. Clark's work has appeared in Apex, Glass, Hobart, Uncanny, Yes, and more. She is co-EIC of Cotton Xenomorph, teaches at Iowa State University, and her debut chapbook The Science of Unvanishing Objects is out from Finishing Line Press. Her forthcoming full length, Your Strange Fortune, is being published by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. Find her on Twitter @PintsNCupcakes

Crystal Stone: Crystal Stone's work has appeared in Writers Resist, Drunk Monkeys, Coldnoon, Southword Online and more. She is a poetry editor at Flyway: Journal of Environment Writing, gave a TEDx talk on poetry last April, and is in the process of finishing her MFA at Iowa State University. Her first collection of poetry, Knock-Off Monarch, came out in December from Dawn Valley Press. Find her on instagram @justlikeastone or on Twitter @justlikeastone8.

Donna Spruijt-Metz: Donna Spruijt-Metz is a poet, translator, and Professor of Psychology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Her first career was as a professional flutist. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in venues such as the American Journal of Poetry, Naugatuck River Review, Juked, Poets Reading the News, Smartish Pace, and Poetry Northwest. Her chapbook, Slippery Surfaces, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in 2019. 

Debra Marquart: Debra Marquart is the author of six books including, Small Buried Things: Poems (2015), The Horizontal World: Growing Up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere (2007), and a co-edited anthology of experimental writing, Nothing to Declare: A Guide to the Prose Sequence (2016).  She teaches in the Stonecoast MFA Program at the University of Southern Maine and is a Professor of English in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University.  The Senior Editor of Flyway: Journal of Writing & Environment, Marquart has delivered over 250 invited readings and keynotes at universities and conferences from New York and Washington to Greece and Ireland. Her environmental poem, “Lament,” was selected for inclusion in Best American Poetry 2016.  She is the recipient of over 50 grants and awards including an NEA Fellowship, a PEN USA Nonfiction Award, the Wachtmeister Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Normal Poetry Prize, the Paumanok Poetry Award, and Elle Magazine’s Elle Lettres Award.  She is currently working on a new book of poems and a memoir, entitled The Listening Room: Notes on a Life in Music, which is an acoustic ecology on the art of listening, an autobiography of dreaming and catastrophe, and a meditation on the pleasures of making and performing music. 

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