Poetry Reading & Signing with Charlotte Seley + Allyson Whipple

Charlotte Seley is a poet, writer, and editor from the Hudson Valley region of New York, currently residing in Kansas City, MO. Her first collection of poetry, The World is My Rival, released in 2018 from Spuyten Duyvil Publishing and her chapbook, Die Young: Letters to Ke$ha, is forthcoming from dancing girl press this year. Her poems have appeared in Rattle, LEVELER, Passages North, Barrelhouse, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, and others.
 
Allyson Whipple is a poet, amateur naturalist, and perpetual student living in Austin, Texas. Allyson holds and MFA in creative writing from the University of Texas at El Paso. She co-edited the Texas Poetry Calendar from 2015-2018, and currently serves as the director of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review. She is the author of two chapbooks, most recently Come Into the World Like That (Five Oaks Press, 2016). She teaches technical communication at Austin Community College.
 
She describes herself as “an environmentalist and a feminist struggling with how to be political on the page. A confessional poet struggling with the ethics of turning real people into art. A poet in love with Texas, and angered every day by Texas politics.” She says she writes “from the intersection of deep love and deep conflict. A study of tension, always tension.”
Event date: 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 3:30pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751