Poetry Reading: Stacey Waite, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, and Saddiq Dzukogi
Join us for an evening of poetry with these three talented writers!
Stacey Waite is Associate Professor and Graduate Chair in the English Department at the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and has published four collections of poetry: Choke (winner of the 2004 Frank O'Hara Prize in Poetry), Love Poem to Androgyny (winner of the 2006 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition), the lake has no saint (winner of the 2008 Snowbound Prize in Poetry) and Butch Geography. Waite’s most recent scholarly book, Teaching Queer, was published with the University of Pittsburgh Press in May of 2017. Waite’s books are taught at over fifty colleges and universities in Creative Writing, Composition, and Gender Studies programs.
Saddiq Dzukogi is the author of Inside the Flower Room, a selection of the African Poetry Book Fund for its New Generation African Poets Chapbook series. His poems are forthcoming in Kenyon Review, DIAGRAM, Spillway, African American Review, and elsewhere.
Leslie Anne Mcilroy won the 1997 Slipstream Poetry Chapbook Prize for Gravel, the 2001 Word Press Poetry Prize for her full-length collection Rare Space and the 1997 Chicago Literary Awards. Her second book, Liquid Like This, was published by Word Press in 2008 and Slag by Main Street Rag Publishing Company as runner-up to their 2014 Poetry Book Prize. Leslie’s poems appear in Grist, Jubilat, The Mississippi Review, PANK, Pearl, Poetry Magazine, the New Ohio Review, The Chiron Review and more. She won the 2018 Gemini Flash Fiction contest for her piece, “The Old Point.” Leslie was co-founder of HEArt — Human Equity through Art — and works as a copywriter in Pittsburgh, PA where she lives with her son Silas.