Poetry Reading: Meg Day and Gloria Amescua: July 19
Meg Day, selected for Best New Poets of 2013, the 2015-2016 recipient of the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship, a 2013 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and is the author of *Last Psalm at Sea Level*, winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize (2014) When All You Have Is a Hammer (winner of the 2012 Gertrude Press Chapbook Contest) and We Can't Read This (winner of the 2013 Gazing Grain Chapbook Contest). A 2012 AWP Intro Journals Award Winner, she has also received awards and fellowships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, Hedgebrook, Squaw Valley Writers, and the International Queer Arts Festival. Her poems appear or are forthcoming in AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, cream city review, Drunken Boat, and Vinyl, among other journals, and in recent anthologies, including Best New Poets of 2013, Wingbeats II: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival edited by Andrea Gibson, and Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics.
Meg is Assistant Professor of English & Creative Writing at Franklin & Marshall College and lives in Pennsylvania. <http://www.megday.com/> <http://www.megday.com/> <http://www.megday.com/>
Gloria Amescua is a CantoMundo fellow. Gloria has been published in a variety of journals, including several di-verse-city anthologies, Kweli Journal, Generations Literary Journal, Texas Poetry Calendar, Acentos Review, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, and Pilgrimage. A workshop presenter for youth and adults, Gloria is an alumna of Hedgebrook’s Writers-in-Residence program. In 2013 she won first place in both the Austin International Poetry Festival Contest and the Austin Poetry Society Award.